Members of the Saskatchewan Farm Writers’ Association are skilled communicators with knowledge of the agriculture industry. As members of our organization, they have access to professional development opportunities that ensure they are aware of issues and trends in the agriculture and communications fields.
If you have a communications project or writing assignment, consider contacting the following members:
Raised on a mixed farm near Saskatoon, Adele remains a country girl at heart and a lover of all things agriculture and food. Priding herself on connecting farm to table, for nearly 30 years, she has worked closely with agriculture and food communities across North America and has built a reputable international network of food professionals including food writers, editors, dieticians, chefs, cookbook authors, food photographers, food educators, food media and, of course, farmers. Her company, AgriBiz Communications, works with a wide range of commodity groups, agricultural organizations, and related industries. She is regularly called upon to facilitate meetings and moderate panels, and collaborates with Kevin Hursh to provide media training within the agriculture industry.
As a freelance writer, Adele has contributed to various publications, most recently writing a food column for the Western Producer.
Kevin Hursh, PAg
As an agrologist and active grain farmer, Kevin Hursh can bring a practical and informative approach to any writing project. Each year, he is a presenter and/or moderator at various agricultural conferences. Together with Adele Buettner of AgriBiz Communications, Kevin Hursh also conducts media training workshops (both in-person and virtual) to help individuals and groups hone their interview skills.
Author, journalist and farmer, I write freelance articles and features related to the business, culture and politics of farming for agricultural and mainstream publications with pieces on topics ranging from how to sell the corporate farm to gender equity in agriculture. With two novels published, Dollybird Coteau Books (2013) and What is Written on the Tongue upcoming with ECW Press (2022), I facilitate workshops on writing, provide substantive and copy edit services and manuscript evaluations.
Tara Mulhern Davidson, PAg
Self-employed, working on forage, beef, and communications projects and is a freelance writer for many beef and forage organizations and publications. She has a special interest in communicating applied and scientific research to producers as well as developing effective social media content. She writes a regular column and blog for two newspapers.
I’m a Saskatoon freelance writer with bachelor degrees in history and journalism and experience in newspapers, communications and advertising. I’ve written on a wide variety of agriculture and other topics but my primary focus in recent years has been potash and potash mining. After 15 years working as a reporter and editor in weekly and daily newspapers in Saskatchewan, I co-founded, wrote and edited an online magazine about our province and later gained experience in communications and advertising through employment at two large agencies in Saskatoon. Freelance writing appeals to me because I enjoy learning and telling stories.