About Us

At Hobby Farms, we know that growing healthy food and maintaining a sustainable farm hold top priority in your life. Whether you’re getting your hands dirty in a city plot or on your land’s back 40, our do-it-yourself guides and tips from other small-scale farmers will provide the inspiration and support you need to start your next farm project from scratch.

Meet the Editors

Roger Sipe is the group editor of Hobby Farms and Chickens magazines. Farming has been in his family for generations and he himself grew up on a small farm in central Indiana. A graduate of Purdue University, Roger currently lives in central Indiana with his wife and two sons.

Keith Bowers, senior digital editor for Hobby Farms and Chickens magazines, is a career journalist who has covered business, law, politics, the arts and pets in addition to farming. Bowers, who spent childhood summers on a family farm in Tennessee, is also an oil painter, junk sculptor and occasional stage performer who loves motorcycling and bicycling. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon, near two family hobby farms with his wife, Daphne, and a big gray tabby cat named Thomas.

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