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AGDAILY, an all-digital farming and rural lifestyle publication, is among the fastest-growing agricultural outlets in the United States. Our focus is on the livelihoods of farmers, from the products they grow and raise to the way science and faith and family intersect with their lives. We publish several new pieces of content a day and actively engage with the younger-generation farm and food audience on social media. Most all of AGDAILY’s contributors are veteran ag communicators who live and breathe farm and rural life on a daily basis, so they are best able to stay connected to the trends, issues, concerns, and changes that this industry is experiencing.
AGDAILY has won several awards since its launch in July 2016. Among the most notable ones are:
1st Place Agricultural Publication Website (2019 & 2020) from the AAEA — The Agricultural Communicators Network: For compelling and varied content, coupled with an engaging layout.
2nd Place Ag Publication Social Media (2020) from the AAEA — The Agricultural Communicators Network: For engaging and relevant social media outreach.
1st Place Livestock Publication Website (2018) from the Livestock Publications Council: For strong content and design that supports the livestock industry.
Best Agriculture Website — Region IV (2017) from the National Agri-Marketing Association: For the best agricultural content directed at farmers, ranchers and growers.
AGDAILY has been rated by the independent website MediaBiasFactCheck as having High Factual Reporting and a clean fact-check record and as being among the Least Biased news sources available. The MediaBiasFactCheck website says: “Editorially, AgDaily only reports on political issues as it relates to agriculture and farming with minimal bias. … Further, when it comes to science they support the consensus on climate change and GMOs. Finally, they also combat misinformation from purveyors of pseudoscience such as the Food Babe. In general, the news is reported factually and from a pro-science and low biased perspective.”
AGDAILY, which is owned and operated by Carbon Media Group, is one of the only agricultural news sites rated by MediaBiasFactCheck. Carbon has two other flagship news and lifestyle websites: ActionHub.com and OutdoorHub.com.
Reach Out to Us
For comments and general feedback about AGDAILY and the agriculture and rural lifestyle team at Carbon Media Group, email Managing Editor Ryan Tipps at [email protected] or call 248.663.4440 ext. 243.
Who’s Behind the Content
Ryan Tipps ([email protected]) spent more than 15 years in the newspaper, magazine, and digital publishing industries before joining Carbon Media Group as the founding editor of AGDAILY.
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. He also received the 2019 Alltech Cultivating Young Ag Journalists Award and is currently Level Two in the Master Writer Program of the AAEA — The Agricultural Communicators Network for his human interest and enterprise writing, and a Level One Master Photographer. 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 and goats on a small garlic farm in Central Virginia. You can read his AGDAILY articles here. Among his most notable ones are:
- Food future: What will it take to nourish a nation in 2050?
- Healing on horseback: New Freedom Farm gives veterans with PTSD a new path
- The first season farming without Dad by his side
Kacie Hulshof ([email protected]) brings the industry’s trending news and agricultural issues to AGDAILY’s website and social media channels — the most unique stories from rural America, all at the touch of your fingertips.
A graduate from Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business, Marketing and Sales, Hulshof now resides with her husband, a production farmer, in Southeast Missouri. Prior to joining AGDAILY full-time, she worked as a freelance writer for this site since its inception.
Growing up on a row-crop farm, Hulshof learned at a young age how necessary it is for agriculture to evolve with the world around it. Her passion continued into college where she volunteered as an FFA judge and had leadership roles in the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, the Delta Tau Alpha agriculture honors society, and in her sorority as a public relations chair. As a farmer, she realizes how important it is to advocate from voices within, if not, someone else may tell our story. Hulshof and her husband, who is a full time farmer, wish to continue the family legacy by running the family farm.
You can read her AGDAILY articles here. Among his most notable ones are:
- Here’s to the farm kid who gets called stubborn and smiles
- Planting season: Sacrifices of a farming family
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 board members with the AgChat Foundation, respected soil and plant professors, and recent agriculture school graduates. To see some of our regular columnists and trending voices, visit our Guest Columnists page.
- Michelle Miller, The Farm Babe blogger
- Amanda Zaluckyj, The Farmer’s Daughter USA blogger
- Tim Durham, Plant M.D. and an assistant professor of agronomy
- Krista Stauffer, The Farmer’s Wifee blogger
- Jon Stika, North Dakota soil scientist
They each bring a unique viewpoint that helps make AGDAILY 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 are directed by Managing Editor Ryan Tipps and complemented on the site and through social media by Staff Writer Kacie Hulshof 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 protected]. To reach Kacie, email [email protected].
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 protected] for information on working with us to speak to a national agricultural audience.
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