My background is in writing advertising and creative collateral, so it was a bit intimidating for me to join SFWA. However, I soon found the journalists and communications professionals who make up the membership are easy to get along with, fun to be with, and extremely generous with their time, talent and knowledge of the industry.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be sponsored to 10 national farm writer conferences over the years. I learned more in those three days of farm tours and professional development sessions than I ever expected. As a city kid, I find great joy helping a colleague understand some finer point of agriculture that I learned from my SFWA and CFWF friends across the country.
I have served on the SFWA board for a number of years, the last two as president, and I thank current and former executive for their support, mentorship and guidance throughout. It’s an outstanding team to be part of.