Tamara Jean Scully, the feature writer you've been seeking!
L.L. Pittenger Farm, humanely raised pork
With decades of experience as a feature writer, as well as an active member of the small farming community, I know this topic, love this topic, and live this topic every day. Let me be your go-to writer for anything and everything agriculture. Whether you're an editor needing a farming-focused feature, or a farmer looking for a writer for your farm website, literature or press releases, please contact me for your needs.
Engaging readers - be they producers or consumers - in the topic of agriculture is my specialty. With a educational background in biology, psychology and local food systems, plus hands-on work on farms and with farmers, sharing the reality behind food production is what I do best.
Farmers prefer to work with someone who already understands the issues and demands of agriculture. Explaining their perspective and bridging farmer/consumer communications makes my writing insightful and educational for consumer publications. Because I am a part of the faming community, contribute regularly for numerous trade publications and attend agricultural workshops and conferences alongside the farmers, I keep current on a wide variety of farming issues, from marketing to techology, animal health to food safety.
Agricultural writing isn't all I do! While most of my work falls primarily within the farming and local food perspective, I do write for the restaurant and food industry and regional tourist publications. Outdoor activities, historical topics and travel writing, along with personal essays and op-eds are other topics I enjoy. I've been involved in developing programs which enhance the bottom-line sales for direct-market farmers, create viable new marketing outlets, promote environmental enhancement and raise consumer awareness of farming, both as a farmer and as non-profit program development staff. My writing career has developed along with my hands-on involvement in agricultural issues in northwestern New Jersey, as well as regionallly throughout Pennsylvania, New York and New England.
Tamara Scully, agriculture and food systems writer, freelance