Laura Rance has been appointed editorial director of Farm Business Communications (FBC), a division of Glacier FarmMedia, effective Sept. 1, Glacier FarmMedia president Bob Willcox has announced.
Rance replaces John Morriss, who continues as associate publisher of Farm Business Communications and who will be working in a new capacity developing Glacier FarmMedia’s online grain and livestock reporting and analysis services.
Rance will oversee the print and online news, feature and content delivery for all publications in the FBC family, which include the Manitoba Co-operator, Alberta Farmer Express, Grainews, Le Bulletin des agriculteurs, Country Guide, Canadian Cattlemen and this website. She will continue as editor of the Manitoba Co-operator.
Rance has worked in agricultural journalism for more than three decades, beginning her career in daily newspapers before joining the Western Producer and later moving to the Co-operator. Morriss and Rance were among six partners who formed the Farmers’ Independent Weekly, which operated for five years before merging with the Co-operator in 2007.
Morriss, also a career agricultural journalist, was formerly publisher of the Co-operator and director of information for the Canadian Wheat Board.
Glacier FarmMedia is the agricultural division of Glacier Media Inc., an information communications company focused on the provision of primary and essential information and related services through print, electronic and online media.