Farm & Ranch Living magazine celebrates the proud heritage and everyday joys of earning a living on the land. We embrace the ingenuity, determination, self-reliant spirit and down-to-earth values of the American farmer and rancher.
Our magazine shares interesting, often inspiring stories about how people farm and ranch, but doesn’t tell people "how to" farm and ranch—a key distinction that sets us apart from the dozens of other farm magazines. We focus on the personal, family and spiritual rewards, not the financial rewards. And we let our readers share their stories in their own authentic, heartfelt words—80-90% of each magazine is written in first-person by our reader/contributors.
Farm & Ranch Living was launched in March 1978. From the start, readers were told that this wasn’t another agri-business publication. Instead, it would help folks who believed there’s no better place to live or work than on a farm or ranch share their beliefs and experiences with others of the same mind. The magazine was an immediate success—and it still is!
Since then, Farm & Ranch Living has worked hard to be inspiring, heartfelt, entertaining, friendly, warm and fun to read. The magazine is published six times a year and recently launched digital editions. If there’s something you love about Farm & Ranch Living that you want more of, or if have an idea you want to share, be sure to let us know!
Back in 1978, our company had been successfully publishing its first ad-free magazine, Farm Wife News. That magazine surprised the publishing industry for two reasons: Most farm magazines had announced they were going to drop their women’s sections because they couldn’t sell enough ads to support the sections; and now here was a new magazine—targeted solely at farm women—that was not only surviving, but thriving without advertising.
What's more, the staff at Reiman Publications (now RDA Enthusiast Brands, LLC) soon learned that farm husbands were reading Farm Wife News. The men obviously enjoyed the change of pace offered by the articles in FWN.
With that concept in mind, Farm & Ranch Living was launched in March 1978. The Premiere Issue had a gleaming color cover, high-gloss paper inside, and no ads.
Readers were told right up front that this wasn't another agri-business publication. Instead, it would help folks who believed there’s no better place to live or work than on a farm or ranch share their beliefs and experiences with others of the same mind.
The magazine was an immediate success—and it still is! By the way, Farm Wife News went on to change its name to become Country Woman.