Kevin Schulz

Senior Content Specialist,
National Hog Farmer

Kevin Schulz joined National Hog Farmer as a senior content specialist in June 2014 after a long career as the editor of The Land magazine, an agricultural-rural life publication based in Mankato, Minn.

During his tenure at The Land, the publication grew from covering 55 Minnesota counties to encompassing the entire state, as well as 30 counties in northern Iowa. Covering all facets of Minnesota and Iowa agriculture, Schulz was able to stay close to his roots as a southern Minnesota farm boy raised on a corn, soybean and hog finishing farm.

One particular area where he stayed close to his roots is working with the FFA organization.

Covering the FFA programs stayed near and dear to his heart, and he has been recognized for such coverage over the years. He has received the Minnesota FFA Communicator of the Year award, and was honored with the Minnesota Honorary FFA Degree in 2014.

Schulz attended South Dakota State University, majoring in agricultural journalism. He was also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and now belongs to its alumni organization.

His family continues to live on a southern Minnesota farm near where he grew up. He and his wife, Carol, have raised two daughters: Kristi, a 2014 University of Minnesota graduate who is married to Eric Van Otterloo, and Haley, who is attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

When not covering the pork industry on behalf of National Hog Farmer readers, Schulz enjoys spending time traveling with family, making it a quest to reach all 50 states — 46 so far — and three countries. He also enjoys reading, music, photography, playing basketball, and enjoying nature and campfires with friends and family.

In his new role, Schulz will be writing and editing stories for National Hog Farmer magazine in addition to covering news for the website and National Hog Farmer’s Weekly Preview and Weekly Wrap Up newsletters.

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