Reese named editor of Ohio’s Country Journal

Matt Reese has been named the editor of Ohio’s Country Journal.

Reese has been with Ohio’s Country Journal since 1999, working in a variety of capacities including writing,

Matt Reese

photography, editing, and managing web content. Reese has a Bachelor of Science in the field of Agricultural Communications and a Master of Science in the field of Agricultural Education from The Ohio State University.

“Matt has been a real asset during his time with us,” said Bart Johnson, the publisher and owner. “We hired him right out of college and I have watched him grow and mature in this industry. I am very excited about the future of Ohio’s Country Journal under the leadership of Matt Reese.”

At a time in Ohio agriculture when the future has never been brighter, the entire staff at Ohio’s Country Journal is poised to deliver the latest news through print, e-mail and online sources in an effort to best serve Ohio agriculture.

“I am truly humbled and honored to serve in this role,” Reese said. “When considering the great people who have laid the foundation for this publication, I am very fortunate to be able to write the future chapters of Ohio’s Country Journal.”

Reese resides with his wife, Kristin, and their two children on a small farm in Fairfield County with sheep, rabbits and chickens. They are active in their local church and with numerous other organizations. They continue to work on the Reese family’s Christmas tree farm in Hancock County as well.

Reese has written and self-published six books to date, with the most recent being Science, Art and Husbandry: The history of the Department of Animal Sciences at The Ohio State University. In addition, he has done extensive freelance writing and photography.

Ohio’s Country Journal and the Ohio Ag Net radio network are affiliated companies of Agri Communicators Inc., located in Columbus, Ohio. The company was founded in 1972 by the late Ed Johnson and is now owned and operated by his son, Bart and daughter in-law Sheryl. Ohio’s Country Journal was first published in 1992 after the Johnson family saw a need for a farm publication that focused solely on Ohio’s agriculture along with the people and events that make up Ohio’s largest industry.

You can contact Reese at or 614-582-3641. Johnson can be contacted at or 614-519-3009.

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