Jeff Holmquist is the new editor of eHay Weekly, taking over for six-year e-newsletter veteran Rick Mooney.

"After 30 years as a community journalist throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin, I'm returning to one of my first loves – reporting on agriculture,” says Holmquist, who has been a reporter and editor at Minnesota and Wisconsin newspapers.

“During my career, I've written thousands of stories on every topic imaginable. But writing about agriculture and the people who help put food on our tables has always been a thrill. I look forward to talking to hay experts throughout the nation, and maybe even meeting you at conferences and various hay events,” says Holmquist, who is now based in Colorado Springs, CO.

Mooney retired from the weekly e-newsletter in early June after putting out 300 issues and writing an estimated 2,000 stories.

“We’re sorry to lose Rick as our newsletter editor, but happy that he will be able to take more time for his first loves – his wife, Susan, and in-depth feature writing. We’re hoping you’ll see more of Rick’s stories in Hay & Forage Grower in the future,” says Fae Holin, the magazine’s editor.

“But Jeff is a great new addition to our staff. Our forage growers and industry experts will find him a delight to talk with,” she adds.

Interested in offering hay price information in your area? Contact Holmquist at 719-375-1822 or ehayweekly@yahoo.com.