178a39c059d511e3be76120767b6cfad_7Diana Prichard brings bacon into the world.

When she was young her mother told her to grow up and marry a hog farmer. When she couldn’t find one she liked she became one instead. Today she owns a small farrow-to-finish hog operation in the heart of Michigan’s farm country; works as a freelance agriculture and food writer, photographer, and professional speaker. She is also the co-host of The Postmodern Farmer Show and publisher of Half Peck Magazine.

Her work has been featured by major media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC’s iVillage, Modern Farmer Magazine and The Huffington Post. She has made media appearances with outlets such as CNN Radio, From Scratch Magazine, WILX-MI, and The Lansing State Journal. She has traveled internationally to report on agriculture, food security, nutrition, and policy, visiting countries in Africa and the Middle East.

Prichard is also the author of The Cow in Patrick O’Shanahan’s Kitchen (Little Pickle Press, 2013), a riotous story aimed at engaging children and their families in fair, balanced farm-to-fork dialogue. She lives and works alongside her husband (who prefers engines to animals), and their two daughters.

You can learn more about her farm here.