Ron Macher, founder and editor of Small Farm Today, died in December after a lengthy illness. Ron was a tireless champion of the diversified small family farm. He held the belief that saving the family farms was critical for the country and shared that passion in every article. He also authored the bestselling book Making Your Small Farm Profitable.
During its prime, his annual small farm fair, held in Columbia, Missouri, attracted thousands and featured top keynoters of the day.
Ron never lost his fascination and admiration of the workaday subjects of practical, successful farming. If he reviewed a book, he read every page, and it showed in his thoughtful prose. Kind and generous with his time, he was a national treasure and will be greatly missed.