Red Barn Media Group Announces Hiring of Associate Editor
 Boyce Upholt

Boyce Upholt

Red Barn Media Group, based in Birmingham, Ala., announced today the addition of Boyce Upholt to its editorial staff. As associate editor, Boyce will bring to the Red Barn team a range of talents and experiences, including coverage of agricultural topics and other subjects.

Boyce’s new full-time position with Red Barn follows an exceptionally productive stint as an award-winning freelance journalist. He was named Writer of the Year by the International Regional Magazine Association, and his writing has appeared in The Believer, Sierra Magazine and many other publications. His radio reporting has aired on Philadelphia’s WHYY and is forthcoming in the debut episode of Sierra Magazine's new podcast.

Agriculture has always been a major focus of Boyce’s work. He has written features on farming and farm policy for The Atlantic and The New Republic, and has produced stories, videos and photography for Red Barn Media Group since 2015.

“I’m excited to come onboard with Red Barn as an associate editor and to dive even deeper into this essential part of American life,” Boyce says. “Most of us think so rarely about farms and how essential they are to our day-to-day life. I am always in awe when I meet farmers and understand their connection to the land.”

Originally from Connecticut, Boyce has spent his adult life exploring rural America. After graduating from Haverford College with a bachelor’s in English literature, he spent two years as a Teach For America corps member, teaching high school mathematics on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He continued his education career in the Mississippi Delta, where he worked for Teach For America as a teacher coach. Fascinated by the local culture, Boyce began work as a freelance journalist, first for regional and then national magazines. (While in Mississippi, he also received an MFA in fiction writing from the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers. His fiction has appeared in “The Sewanee Review.”) While he regularly returns to Mississippi, he recently settled in New Orleans.

In addition to agriculture, the Mississippi River has been a major focus of Boyce’s freelance writing, and his research on the river has been supported through grants and fellowships from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, Delta State University and the 11th Hour Food & Farming Journalism fellowship program at UC Berkeley. In 2017, Boyce spent eight weeks canoeing from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico, and is currently writing about that trip and what it revealed about the river’s history and its future.

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