Lori Rotenberk, Author at Modern Farmer
Raise the Flag High: Queer Farming in Rural America

Rural America is becoming home to a burgeoning LGBT community, though it isn't always easy.

Lori Rotenberk
January 22, 2015
Hay, Man: The Curious Life and Times of Scarecrows

From medieval roots to modern-day anachronism, the secret history of an effigy.

Lori Rotenberk
May 28, 2014
Flock Star: From Computers to Cars, Chicken Feathers Are Everywhere

The poultry industry produces six billion tons of chicken feathers every year, most of it... (more)

Lori Rotenberk
February 28, 2014
A Farmer’s Best Friend: The Old English Sheepdog

Robust and kindly, and sporting a bearish, wooly coat not unlike the flocks they devotedly... (more)

Lori Rotenberk
December 12, 2013
Blogging the Farm: The New Rural Writers and Their Urban Fans

As the temperatures plummeted to nearly 25 below zero, the sky scuffed black, Sylvia Burgos... (more)

Lori Rotenberk
November 22, 2013
Bib Overalls: From Farmwear to Fashion Icon

First appearing in the U.S. in the 1700s and known as ’slops,' overalls became the... (more)

Lori Rotenberk
October 23, 2013
More Cowbell: From Herdsman’s Tool to Cultural Icon

How did the cowbell become, you know, "more cowbell"?

Lori Rotenberk
October 7, 2013
Photographing the Female Face of Farming

But that emotion was more complicated than simple pride. As a voiceover of Paul Harvey’s... (more)

Lori Rotenberk
August 29, 2013
Farming Shrimp in Corn Country

A white wooden sign with hand-painted, sky blue letters strangely proclaims: “Fresh Shrimp For Sale,... (more)

Lori Rotenberk
August 7, 2013