Alan Guebert Bio

Alan Guebert is an award-winning free-lance agricultural journalist who was raised on an 800-acre, 100-cow southern Illinois dairy farm. After graduation from the University of Illinois in Dec. 1980, he worked as a writer and senior editor at Professional Farmers of America and Successful Farming magazine.

In 1984, Guebert returned to Illinois to establish his free-lance writing business and to serve as a contributing editor to Farm Journal magazine.

He began his syndicated ag column, “The Farm and Food File,” in June, 1993, and it now appears weekly in more than 70 newspapers throughout the US and Canada. Guebert also writes a second column, called ''Letter from America,'' which appears monthly in magazines and newspapers in a dozen countries throughout Europe and Asia.

Throughout his career, Guebert has won numerous awards for his magazine and newspaper work. In 1997, the American Agricultural Editors' Association honored him with its highest awards, "Writer of the Year" and "Master Writer."

In 2002, he began writing The Final Word. In this week-ending column, he brings his unique perspective to bear on the events and people most shaping agriculture.

Alan resides with his wife and two children in Delavan, IL.

Alan Guebert
The Farm and Food File
502 W. 4th P.O. Box 648
Delavan, IL 61734
309/ 244-7134--voice
309/ 244-7050--fax