President’s Message

September 12, 2020

Dear WNF&GA member,
Your new executive committee is working diligently to represent you and your farm and garden interests. We would love to hear ideas about how we can work together to fulfill our WNF&GA mission.

The Farm & Garden magazine is published twice yearly, each spring and again in the fall. The most recent edition – Fall 2020 – was distributed in early September, both by mail and email, to members according to their individual wishes. Its theme is Honoring our History. The spring 2021 theme will be Sharpening our Image.

If you use email but have continued to receive your magazine by regular mail, we encourage you to change to online access. If you must read a hard copy, you can have the best of both worlds by printing your own copy from the WNF&GA website!

Publishing and distributing nearly 1500 copies of the magazine twice per year is costly. On page 5 of the fall 2020 edition of Farm & Garden, you can read an article about Oprah Winfrey and a recent decision about her magazine. Please consider “going digital,” much as Oprah will do with her O publication by the end of 2020.

If Oprah’s digital path seems worth exploring, please email me: Let me know how you would like to see a portion of magazine production funds used in a different and beneficial way. One idea: How about diverting some of those funds to WNF&GA programming and education?

And – very important – please know that, for any members who do not have email, we will always find ways to provide them with printed publications.

Thank you for being a loyal member of the WNF&GA.

Mary Schwark
WNF&GA president, 2020-2022