DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The January issue of Successful Farming that was guest-edited by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was released today. The secretary is the first ever Guest Editor of a single issue of Successful Farming, the nation’s premier farm magazine.

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Secretary Perdue was nominated by President Trump and confirmed by the Senate to his position at the Department of Agriculture in April 2017, and previously served as the Governor of Georgia from 2003 to 2011. As Guest Editor of Successful Farming, the Secretary curated several major feature stories in the magazine highlighting issues affecting agriculture across the country. The issue also includes a profile about a day in the life of Secretary Perdue.

Meredith Agrimedia Editorial Director Dave Kurns reached out to the office of the Secretary about having him serve as Guest Editor. «They were very responsive to the idea,» said Kurns. «Successful Farming has been serving farmers for more than 116 years, and we’re very excited to have Secretary Perdue as our first ever Guest Editor. Farmers rely more than ever on the USDA’s programs and services. We provide trusted, credible coverage of the entire scope of USDA’s efforts.»

The issue theme is «Do Right and Feed Everyone,» and the stories have also been published on Successful Farming at

Successful Farming Magazine, published by Meredith Corporation (NYSE:MDP;, serves the diverse business, production, and information needs of families who make farming and ranching their business. The magazine reaches over 390,000 subscribers and aims to help them make money and save time in the farming business. First published in 1902, Successful Farming was the inaugural magazine to be published by Meredith Corporation. It is now a multi-platform brand featuring the magazine,, a weekly TV show on RFD-TV, e-newsletters, and social media.

Meredith has been committed to service journalism for more than 115 years. Today, Meredith uses multiple distribution platforms — including broadcast television, print, digital, mobile and video — to provide consumers with content they desire and to deliver the messages of its advertising and marketing partners. Meredith’s National Media Group reaches 175 million unduplicated American consumers every month, including 80 percent of U.S. Millennial women.  Meredith’s Local Media Group includes 17 television stations reaching more than 11 percent of U.S. households.


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