Here’s what we look for:
• Articles in On Pasture focus on providing information useful to folks raising livestock on pasture and on translating science and practical experience into things that producers can put to use quickly. So we ask authors to think about implementation and “How To” when they write. This can include describing something researchers have learned, or how a rancher or farmer is doing something, with suggestions for how the information can be adapted to other environments.
• Try to keep articles to about 1200 words – short, sweet and to the point. If your story needs to be longer, On Pasture editors will coordinate with you to turn it into a series.
• Write like you are talking to a friend. Picture the person, and tell them the story.
• You can use pictures and video to illustrate your story. Videos can become articles all by themselves.
If you have some ideas and just want to run them by us, send us an email and we’ll be happy to coordinate with you.
If you’re feeling rusty at writing, the On Pasture editors can help you polish your story with a little editing. If you have an idea but aren’t ready to write, get in touch with us. They can interview you or people you suggest, and even write the story on your behalf. Or, if you’re interested in polishing your skills, Kathy can work with you to get your story started, and can share tips and hints that can help you become more comfortable writing.
Right now we have no funding to pay for articles. What we can offer is advertising for products or services, as well as visibility for authors and their organizations. On Pasture has about 100,000 readers per month and while most are in the U.S. and Canada we also have a strong following from Australia and New Zealand and then folks scattered across the planet.