Grainews editor joins blogosphere

Readers of Grainews and followers of its website can now visit a new entry into the Canadian farming blogosphere.

Lyndsey Smith, Grainews‘ new editor, has begun blogging at a new web page available by clicking here and soon directly available through and that site’s free Daily Email News feature.

The connections via the Grainews site and Daily Email News are not yet live, thus readers will want to bookmark the blog page at least until then.

Smith, who writes from Lumsden, Sask., northwest of Regina, recently replaced Jay Whetter of Kenora, Ont. as editor of the well-known Prairie farm journal. Online she joins Cattleman’s Corner editor Lee Hart of Calgary, who with Whetter has served as the website’s resident bloggers.

Smith hails from a mixed farm near Lorette, Man., about 25 km southeast of Winnipeg, and received a diploma in crop production from the University of Manitoba in 2001.

After a short stint with a British Columbia guest ranch, she returned to farm writing with the Winnipeg publishing firm Issues Ink. She later served as communications co-ordinator for the Manitoba Rural Adaptation Council (MRAC), before joining Farm Business Communications as an associate editor with Country Guide.

Since joining Farm Business Communications in 2005, Smith has edited several of its specialized crop production magazines, including Wheat Oats and Barley and Canola Guide, while writing for Grainews and Country Guide.

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