Feb. 25, 2005
Cheryl Tevis, Morningside College alumna and senior farm issues editor at Successful Farming magazine, will present “Farming, Food Consumption, and the Environment” on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Morningside College’s Roadman Hall formal lounge.
Tevis will also speak at Writing on Wednesday at Morningside on March 9, at 12:45 p.m. in the Hickman Dining Room of the Olsen Student Center. Both events are sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and are free and open to the public.
Tevis’ evening presentation will focus on how farmers and consumers can work together to create more sustainable agriculture. She will discuss food safety, food quality, and an agricultural movement referred to as “The New Agriculture,” a high value, niche-market revolution that involves organic products, farmers’ markets, and community-supported agriculture.
The Writing on Wednesday event will feature Tevis reading from articles written by and about farm women as well as a discussion of magazine writing and editing.
Tevis has been at Successful Farming since 1979. She writes the magazine’s “Rural Health” page and the “Personal Perspective” column and is the editor for the “Can Their Problem Be Solved?” page. She is the recipient of several awards including the 2002 Voice of Agriculture Award from the American Corn Growers Association, the 2001 Milt Hakel Award for excellence in agricultural communications from the National Farmers Union, and was named a finalist for a National Magazine Award in 1990.
Tevis holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Morningside College and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She lives with her family on a farm near Pilot Mound, Iowa.
For more information, contact Dr. Marty Knepper, chair of the English department at Morningside College at (712) 274-5126, or the office of Public Relations at (712) 274-5108.