Farm Profile Writer Program
Farm Profile Writers:
A mission of the New Hampshire Farms Network (NHFN) is to better familiarize NH residents with the importance of agriculture and farming in the state. Profiles giving the farm history and description along with the farmer’s future and current thoughts are the heart of this 6-800 word effort. We use professional writers and encourage colleges and student writers to participate as well. There are NHFN guidelines available to all writers.
Qualifications for professional writers include some familiarity with agriculture and writing experience. There is compensation and the author’s name with a brief bio appears at the end of the finished profile giving professional exposure on an active website.
Student Farm Profile Writers’ Program:
A growing problem in New Hampshire is the lack of familiarity of young people with the business of farming and the work farmers do to put nutritious, flavorful food on our tables. NHFN has an established program for college students to meet with farmers and write their farm’s profile for inclusion on the website.
As of fall 2014, Colby Sawyer College, St. Anselm College, and Plymouth State University, through college programs, and Dartmouth College as an independent student effort, have participated in the NHFN program. As time permits for us to reach out to other colleges with our program plan, we expect they too will see the multi-disciplinary value of our effort and consider joining as well. As you peruse the website, please note the student bylines of the articles that have already been posted.
For further information on becoming a Farm Profile Writer or to find out how a college can join our Student Farm Profile Writers’ Program, please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org or call New Hampshire Farms Network at 603-252-5299.