Ready for Change

Editor Traci Smith shares some new changes coming to Capper’s Farmer, including her new position with the magazine, along with the return of some former departments and the creation of some new ones.

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While I’m not always eager for change, I realize that sometimes it’s necessary. Sometimes you just need to try something new, and oftentimes, it can be exciting and rewarding. For instance, I recently took over the reins of Capper’s Farmer, which I’ve been fortunate enough to be a part of for 25 years, and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am.

On a similar note, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve been including more craft content in Capper’s Farmer in the past several issues. We wanted to change things up a bit, and we thought it would be fun to cover some subjects that weren’t our normal topics. We’ve heard from many folks who’ve said they’re enjoying the craft articles, and several people have let us know that they’ve made one or more of the projects. We’ve also heard from numerous folks who said they miss the gardening articles and the old-fashioned, nostalgic features related to rural living that Capper’s Farmer has always been known for.

So, after much discussion here in the office, we’ve decided there’s no reason we can’t cover all those topics. That being the case, we’ll continue to feature craft and DIY projects, but we’ll also add an assortment of articles about gardening and rural living, as well as nostalgic stories and we’ll continue to serve up plenty of recipes.

In addition, we’ll be bringing back some of our former departments, and we’ve also created a couple new ones, which will be dependent upon reader-submitted content, meaning we’ll need you guys to send in your stories and photos. One of the new departments, “Country Critters,” will showcase photos of pets and livestock. Another one, called “Trash to Treasure,” will feature stories (with accompanying photos) of flea market/auction/yard sale items that’ve been repurposed into something new and useful.

So, why wait? Send your submissions in now. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Here’s to changes!

NOTE: If mailing submissions via the USPS, send them to: Capper’s Farmer Magazine, Editorial Dept.: Country Critters (or Editorial Dept.: Trash to Treasure), 1503 S.W. 42nd St., Topeka, KS 66609. Please don’t send photocopies, as they’re not clear enough to print in the magazine.

If submitting electronically, scan and save photos as JPEG files (300 dpi), and attach them to your email, or send them via Dropbox.

Either way, be sure to identify the subjects in the photos, as well as the location and year in which the photos were taken. Also, include your full name and mailing address in the correspondence.