SFQ Editors/Writers Meeting on November 18th, 2014

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10:00am Welcome and Introductions
10:05am What is Working?  What Isn’t?  What could improve SFQ?
Editors’ and Writers’ critical review of:

  • submission process
  • support from Cornell Small Farms Program office
  • magazine’s visibility, content and success

10:20am Editors & Writers Roundtable.   How do you find writers or topics?  How do you know what is timely and relevant?  (i.e. Listserves, Surveys, Conference Brochures, Published Research, Social Media​)
10:40am  Content Review
What does Small Farm Quarterly publish?  What does Small Farm Quarterly reject?  We’ll look at some real-life examples of articles and talk through elements that make a stellar article versus one that gets sent back.
10:55am SFQ Online
Did you know SFQ articles are read online long after their publish date?  We’ll look at some examples of articles that have generated comments from all over the country and the world.
11:10am SFQ Reader Stats: Who are SFQ readers and what are they interested in?

  • Subscriber break-down
  • Ad Trends
  • Reader Analytics​​

11:25am Recognition for Service.  How can we improve upon bringing SFQ contributors and the organizations they represent greater visibility and recognition?

Violet Stone

Violet's work focuses on creating retreats, workshops and programs for the agricultural community centered on themes of connection, wellness, purpose, integrity and courage. She sees this work as contributing to a more inclusive ‘culture’ of agriculture where all voices are warmly welcomed, honored and celebrated, including the voices of our ‘inner teachers’, sometimes referred to as 'spirit' or 'soul'. Violet serves as the NY SARE Coordinator and can help farmers and educators navigate NESARE grant opportunities.
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