2014DPricDiana Prichard won her first writing award in kindergarten. Her story about the day bees attacked her little sister landed her a spot on a special field trip for young authors, and her crayon-illustrated book a place on the top shelf at the local library. She’s been a storyteller ever since.

Today she works as a freelance writer, photographer, speaker and filmmaker. She is the co-host of The Postmodern Farmer Show, publisher of Half Peck Magazine and author of The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen (Little Pickle Press, 2013), a riotous story aimed at engaging children and their families in fair, balanced farm-to-fork dialogue.

Her work has been featured by major media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC’s iVillage, Modern Farmer Magazine and The Huffington Post. She has made media appearances with outlets such as CNN Radio, From Scratch Magazine, WILX-MI, and The Lansing State Journal. She has traveled internationally to report on agriculture, food security, nutrition, and policy; visiting countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Prichard lives and works on a hog farm with her husband and their two daughters. You can learn more about her farm here.

*Header image courtesy Karen Walrond. Ethiopia, 2012.