The Farmer magazines – always high-quality and glossy – help connect eastern Iowa’s agriculture community twice each year. The magazines feature stories about the area’s best practices and farming trends in a folksy, upbeat and attractive publication. Every word, every photograph and every ad have local origins, and that’s why farmers love it. The “Planting” issue publishes in late February. The “Harvest and Planning” issue starts showing up in farmers’ mailboxes in late September.