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On Pasture’s Award Winning Journalist

The Grass Whisperer, Troy Bishopp, outstanding in his field, and On Pasture Publisher and Editor Kathy Voth. We’re together thanks to the magic of photoshop!

On Pasture probably would not exist if it weren’t for Troy Bishopp. He was one of the folks in a small group of folks that I approached with the idea of a unique publication that would serve graziers with both science and experience to improve their management and increase profit. He supported the idea and in the 9 years since, he’s supported On Pasture and its readers with lots of articles, and me with advice and good counsel. So this week, I’m celebrating him and the many awards he’s won for his writing and photography.

When it comes to supporting folks in agriculture, there are not many people who work as hard at as Troy does. In addition to over 80 articles for On Pasture and the annual updates of his free grazing chart templates, Troy also writes for several other publications, including Country Folks. All that is in addition to his “day job” with the Madison County Conservation District and his other job – managing the family farm grazing operation.

So it’s fitting that over the years, Troy has been a regular recipient of numerous “Cap” Creal Journalism Awards. Like Troy, New York State Assemblyman Harold “Cap” Creal was committed to improving the lives of farmers in his state, earning him the title “Mr. New York State Agriculture” for his efforts on their behalf. The annual award in his name recognizes well-written, informative, and timely news stories and photos about agriculture in New York State.

This year, Troy won for his work in three categories: in print news for his story, “Stress management for women in agriculture,” for his online story in On Pasture, “What is the true meaning of grazing?” and for his Country Folks cover photo of a central New York wheat harvest.

I’m proud of what On Pasture has been able to do for graziers thanks to Troy’s hard work, and I’m honored to be his friend and colleague. Join me in congratulating Troy for his well deserved recognition!

Thanks for reading,


P.S. Find all of Troy’s On Pasture stories here. Visit his website to find out how you can work with him too. Or just head over to get to know Troy better and get a virtual hug. 🙂

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Voth
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.


  1. Congratulations to my husband Troy! He truly is dedicated to agriculture and to leaving the planet a better place for our grandchildren. Well deserved!!

  2. Thanks Kathy. It’s been a helleva ride! Great job on the photo shop. I thought maybe you could shave a few pounds off the GW. They must have an app for that 🙂

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