by Bill Chappell, The Two-Way at NPR News (1/23/15)
A hip chronicle of ag life isn't dead yet, the owner of Modern Farmer says. The National Magazine Award winner lost its last paid editorial staff Friday, The New York Times reports. But the story comes with a clarification: Modern Farmer's owner says he'll publish again this summer.
Despite that plan, several people associated with Modern Farmer tweeted their farewells to the magazine that became known for printing arch photos of handsome animals and writing headlines that once made some here at NPR wonder if the magazine was "a kind agricultural version of The Onion."
Here's a sampling, from former managing editor Molly Birnbaum, former deputy editor Reyhan Harmanci and contributing writer Monica Kim:
Very moved to see all the @ModFarm love. This was an actual picture a reader sent in; we had the best jobs. pic.twitter.com/9KZu9wATW4
— Reyhan Harmanci (@harmancipants) January 23, 2015
while we're on the topic, a @ModFarm highlight for me was when i got to eat goat testicles in tennessee: http://t.co/EbdEvy6NcH
— Molly Birnbaum (@mollybirnbaum) January 23, 2015
RIP @ModFarm. A wonderful, weird place to write for, with editors I will love forever. Goat parkour, never forget: http://t.co/XQRwxwXwwK
— Monica Kim (@monicamkim) January 23, 2015