Specialist arable title Crop Production Magazine (CPM) has appointed its first machinery editor and revealed plans to publish another two editions a year.
Jane Brooks took on the machinery editor’s role at the beginning of January, working alongside publisher Angus McKirdy, editor Tom Allen-Stevens and technical editor Lucy de la Pasture, all fellow Members of the Guild.
Jane is a farmers’ daughter who trained as an accountant and managed the family farm in Northants for some years. Today, she lives in Warwickshire and in 2004 established herself as a freelance agricultural journalist, cutting her teeth on publications such as Classic Tractor, Earthmovers, Pigworld, Farm Life and Farm Business.
“I’m very excited to be part of the team at CPM,” she says. “Precision farming, engineering developments and technical innovation are driving agricultural change, particularly in the machinery world, and I look forward to playing my part in informing and supporting the readership of the magazine.”
Commenting on the appointment, Tom Allen-Stevens said: “Jane is a highly experienced journalist with a proven track record, so the machinery section couldn’t be in better hands.”
Two extra editions of CPM are being published in March and July this year, and the normal monthly publication dates have been altered slightly to accommodate the change.
Their introduction builds on the launch of a new website designed to view on tablets and smartphones as well as PCs. It carries all content from the printed magazine, additional news stories and exclusive web-only features. There is also a monthly newsletter.