Hi I’m Farmer Georgie, a Freelance Farm Writer
So, yep, I’m a farmer. But I’m also a writer. And I dearly love to write about what I’m most passionate about – farming and food production.
I grew up the 4th generation of a farm family on a Pacific Northwest island. I was a 4-h kid. I had (and still have) ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, pigs, rabbits, dogs and kittens. One goat (don’t ask). Horses and cows.
I went to university for an agricultural degree and graduated as a journalist and news paper reporter. In those early years I honed my craft, learning to write clear and concisely. I met daily deadlines, interview sources and research complex issues. Then told the story in concise compelling words.
Back on The Family Farm
Then, my mom set me up on a blind date and next thing I knew, I’m back in my small home town, raising my own family on the farm.
There were no newspapers in my tiny town, so I worked in sales and marketing. I learned how to develop strong customer relations, what turns a lead into an account and all about the ‘sales funnel.’
I started farming. It was in my blood! It was suppose to be “just” a family veggie garden. But my little garden quickly turned into 14 acres of intensive vegetables and twice-weekly delivery trips delivering to the Seattle chef scene.
Those are the years when I earned the title ‘Farmer Georgie.’ I’ll wear that name tag with pride any day of the week.
We had some great farming years.
Farm Tragedy Strikes
I worked to come back but the local foods market had changed. I was getting older. I found myself yearning to find time to put pen to paper rather than trowel to soil.
I turned to writing about what I know best – farming and food production.