When I received a phone call from a Bloomberg reporter from Washington DC about two months ago asking for my opinion of the Farm Bill that was circulating throughout Capitol Hill, I had no idea that he would decide to pitch the idea of a article about our farm to his editor and catch a plane to visit our farm near Cozad, Nebraska…
What followed were a volley of phone calls, a long day on our farm in May, a second visit again in June from the photographer, and quite a few more phone calls as the press deadline quickly approached. I have to admit, I experienced a myriad of emotions during this entire process.
- I was excited that someone thought that our life was interesting enough to write about.
- I was nervous about my ability to share the extent of the love and the personal commitment that Matt and I have toward our farm.
- I was just plain scared of what the end product would look like since I had no control over it.
Those of you that follow me on Facebook are aware by now that the article about Matt and I and our farm appeared in the July 2-July 8th issue of Business Week magazine.
For those of you that have not seen it, here is the link to the story: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-28/the-21st-century-family-farm. In addition to the story, if you click on the left hand side of the page at the first picture (the one of the Will Feed, Inc. sign) adjacent to the printed story, then you can see the slide show of photos that the magazine chose to use along with the print story.
Thursday’s post will have my thoughts on the article, the pictures, and what I learned from the experience. Matt and I shared so much with the magazine’s team while they were with us, and I find it incredibly interesting to see what things resonated with them and ended up in the article. I would love to hear feed back from you all as well so feel free to comment!