Moira M. grew up spending summers on her grandma's farm. Planting seeds, picking vegetables, feeding cows, collecting eggs and occasionally catching grasshoppers to go fishing down at the watering hole. As an adult, she combined her love of the land with an aspiring writing career that naturally included agriculture-related articles. She has since written 1,000+ articles covering a wide variety of farming topics with a specialty in niche farming that have appeared in magazines, trade journals, newspapers and online publications. Unique agriculture topics she's covered include articles on emus, alligators, butterflies, snails, worms, turtles, chinchillas, reindeer, Christmas trees, leeches, Echinacea, Kenaf, white doves and many more. She's also written articles about traditional farming; aquaculture; organic and sustainable farming; and breed specific rearing, housing, feeding, diseases and health-related issues and more.
Since she was raised in a farming community, she easily cultivated contacts in agriculture organizations, associations and government entities to further expand her knowledge and expertise. This includes contacts in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States Department of Agriculture and almost all 50 State Departments of Agriculture; plus, lead figures in agriculture fields in major colleges and universities around the country. She even developed contacts in many overseas organizations in the agriculture field. If she needs accurate, reliable information on specific topics, she has the ability to turn to doctors, scientists, professors and leaders in just about every field in the agriculture industry.