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For comments and general feedback about AGDAILY.com and the agriculture and rural lifestyle team at Carbon Media Group, email Managing Editor Ryan Tipps at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 248.663.4440 ext. 243.
Who’s Behind the Content
Ryan Tipps (email@example.com) spent more than 15 years in the newspaper, magazine, and digital publishing industries before joining Carbon Media Group as the founding editor of AGDAILY.com.
His journalism career has taken him across the country and through many walks of life: Ryan was the lead copy editor on a 2007 Pulizer Prize finalist series about America’s reliance on private military personnel; he earned his digital-media chops as National Columnist for D3football.com, the nation’s top small-college football website; and he spearheaded coverage of farming issues and ag technology for several years for The Roanoke Times newspaper, winning numerous writing awards from the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. As someone who lives far outside the city limits, agvocating amid the trends, issues, and public perceptions of farming is an important part of who Ryan is.
An Indiana native, Ryan graduated from Wabash College and studied in Athens, Greece, before moving to Virginia and getting a master’s degree in Agriculture and Life Sciences from Virginia Tech, where he was inducted into the Gamma Sigma Delta ag honors society. He went on to volunteer with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, helping to educate farmers about conservation- and no-till strategies.
Ryan lives with his wife, two children, and a couple of horses on a small garlic farm in Central Virginia.
Ann Hess (firstname.lastname@example.org) strives to bring the latest #agchat issues, the downlow on the industry’s newest technologies, and the most unique, passionate stories from rural America all at the touch of your fingertips.
A native of South Dakota, Ann holds a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from South Dakota State University. Before joining AGDAILY, Hess worked for global animal health company Alltech as a territory marketing coordinator and then as the global on-farm communications manager. This year, she was selected as winner of the Alltech Cultivating Young Ag Journalists Award and was picked second place in profile writing by the AAEA — The Agriculture Communicators Network.
Ann lives with her husband and two children in South Dakota.
Our regular freelance contributors come from all corners of the nation and are connected to agriculture in a variety of ways. Among this group are some of the most well-known bloggers in agriculture, past and present board members with the AgChat Foundation, respected soil and plant professors, and recent agriculture school graduates. They each bring a unique voice that helps make AGDAILY.com a destination for those interested in the most important topics affecting today’s farmers and rural communities.
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Editorial and Story Ideas
The news and editorial for AGDAILY.com are directed by Managing Editor Ryan Tipps and complemented on the site and through social media by Staff Writer Ann Hess and several freelancers. Our goal is to bring you the most interesting and innovative stories that affect agriculture and rural living. If you have story suggestions, concerns about a story that has already run, or other questions about content, email Ryan at email@example.com. To reach Ann, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Think you have the chops to write for us? There’s a lot that goes into making our content engaging and relevant to our readers and viewers. Email Ryan Tipps at email@example.com for information on working with us to speak to a national agricultural audience.
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