is a free-lance writer and farm girl with a fondness for pigs. Her work has appeared in US as well as international publications since she began her writing career more than 25 years ago. She holds a BS degree in agricultural journalism from Iowa State University. Born and raised in the swine industry, her experience ranges from small purebred herds to large commercial operations of 2,500 sows providing valuable insight into many developments in the pig industry. She’s currently producing heritage pork for one of the highest-rated restaurants in Nashville, TN, United States.