Writing

I write for technical agriculture magazines, as well as general statewide publications, including Feed and GrainSeed World, and Hay and Forage Grower.

2018 Global OutlookMagazine Articles

2018 Global Outlook

New Feed Study Focuses on Salmonella

Suppress Weeds by Planting in a Grid Pattern

Deploying Technologies to Predict Yield

Consumers finally pay more for meat

Online Stories

Digging deeper into soil health: Research on the horizon in Progressive Forage.

An explanation of upcoming research for the Conservation Cropping Systems for Soil Health and Productivity program.

Healthier soil can reduce nitrogen costs, offer drought tolerance in Corn and Soybean Digest

Talking with an Indiana farmer about the benefits of cultivating healthy soil on farm fields.

With food prices, drought affects farmers more than consumers on Penn State News.

The day after this story’s publication, the interviewee was contacted by CBS Evening News to speak in a broadcast about the drought.

Protecting National Treasures with Conservation on the Conservation Technology Information Center website.

A feature story on the connection between Niagara Falls and farms in the Great Lakes basin.

Blowfly Strike a Concern in Warm, Humid Summer Months on The Sheep Site.

Written for an international audience to give suggestions on watching for and managing blowfly strike in sheep.

Preparing Your Flock: Vaccinations Before Breeding Season on The Sheep Site.

An article detailing the diseases that can be devastating to breeding animals and the economics of vaccinating.

I’ll miss my two homes: farm, Purdue in Purdue Ag Connections.

During my senior year at Purdue, a piece I wrote for the student newspaper’s literary edition was featured on the front page above the fold with a staff artist’s drawing accompanying the story. A coworker at the Purdue Agricultural Communication Department’s news unit saw the story and asked me to adapt it for the alumni publication, Purdue Ag Connections.