Johnson: Gearing up for January events
January is a busy month for The Fence Post staff with the National Western Stock Show in Denver and, right on its heels, the Colorado Farm Show in Greeley.
These events will be a first for me, and I can’t wait to go.
In the meantime, we have added a people section to the magazine. I hope you will send me news about new hires, promotions, awards and retirements, and please send photos with these items. This section will keep readers up on what’s happening in local livestock and commodity groups, 4-H clubs, colleges and universities and agribusinesses.
It will also be a good tool for us when we are looking for people to interview about various topics in agriculture.
We are also going to start an opinion section, but I need you all to send me some letters, either written or through emails.
I know that many of you have opinions about the changes going on with the Veterinary Feed Directive, public lands, the farm Worker Protection Standards and anything involving the Environmental Protection Agency.
HOUSE CLEANING ITEMS
I received a phone call the other day from a woman whose husband had passed away, and she didn’t see his obituary in The Fence Post. They were longtime readers and just assumed it would be included. I wish it were that easy. Often the funeral homes don’t think of us when they send obituaries to publications. But I’m sure if you indicate to them that you want it in our magazine they will make sure we get it.
Finally, Tom Theobold, who writes “Notes from the Beeyard,” is alive and well. He had some issues with the former editor and decided to part ways with us. I have been talking to him about coming back, but there is no guarantee that will happen. ❖
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The Agriculture Department has established a new data report, the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement Seasonal Perishable Products Weekly Update, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service announced on Jan. 11.