Trip preparation

A few people have asked for some details about the conference. I’m going to the congress of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists. Every year, the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists holds a meeting. The location moves to a different country every year. Canada hosted in the congress in Guelph in 2011. This is the […]

I’m going to South Africa

Here’s the press release- Press release- Alberta journalist wins 2017 CFWF International Bursary (Ormstown, Quebec) Agricultural reporter Alexis Kienlen has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Canadian Farm Writers’ Federation (CFWF) International Bursary, sponsored by Monsanto. Kienlen, based in Edmonton, AB, has worked extensively in agriculture, primarily as a staff reporter for the […]

My experience as a 2012 IFAJ Alltech young leader

I decided one post on my experience attending the conference of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) was not sufficient. So you get two posts, gentle readers. Here’s the backstory, my friend Lisa Guenther was the 2011 Young Leader and attended the IFAJ conference last year in Guelph . She was the one who […]


Things got away on me! But all is well and wonderful. 1. I taught a week long fiction workshop at Wordsworth teen writing camp this year. I loved it, and learned as much from my teens as they did from me. We had a fabulous time talking about books, writing, movies, vampires and all other […]