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Jeff Ishee

Mt. Sidney, Virginia, United States


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Jeff Ishee is the host and producer of "On the Farm" Radio, which is broadcast to thousands of farms in the Mid-Atlantic region six days a week. He is also host and producer of "Virginia Farming," a production of Virginia Public Television broadcast nationwide on RFD-TV.

Ishee is Farm Director for WSVA radio in Harrisonburg, Virginia. The station was ranked # 1 in the nation by Arbitron in the “News/Talk” format in July, 2000 and again in September, 2001. Ishee produces and broadcasts hundreds of agriculture segments each year.

Ishee served as VP of the Virginia Farmers Direct Marketing Association and is actively involved in farmers’ marketing. He managed two retail farmers’ markets in Staunton and Verona, VA and has consulted with numerous organizations on issues relating to public farmers’ markets. He serves on the Environmental Awards Selection Committees of the VA Poultry Federation.

He is a columnist for the Daily News Leader in Staunton, where he writes a regular column on vegetable gardening. He is also a columnist for Virginia Gardener Magazine. In 1997, Ishee wrote and published his first book entitled “Dynamic Farmers’ Marketing: A Guide to Successfully Selling Your Farmers’ Market Products.”

Ishee has received the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation’s Journalism Award for Broadcasting for six consecutive years. He also received an Honorary Degree from the Virginia Future Farmers of America in 2000.

Mailing address: P.O. Box 52, Middlebrook, VA 24459
Office phone: (540) 363-3938

Interests: agriculture/gardening/farmers' markets

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Freelance for numerous agricultural publications, including Farm Chronicle, Cooperative Living, and DELMARVA Farmer.
  • Dynamic Farmers' Marketing: A Guide to Successfully Selling Your Farmers' Market Products.
  • Regular gardening column in a daily newspaper.