Lisa Foust Prater

Title: Family & Farmstead Editor, Successful Farming
Resides In: Warren County, Iowa
Hometowns: Indianola, Iowa & Shadehill, South Dakota
Education: Grand View University
Expertise: Family features, health and safety, parenting, homesteading
Twitter: @LisaFoustPrater  

Writes the Family section in each issue of Successful Farming magazine, plus contributes to

Lisa spent the first five years after college working in several roles for CMF&Z, an advertising and public relations agency in Des Moines, Iowa, serving agricultural and other clients. She started her career with Successful Farming magazine in 1999, working primarily for the web team and writing product reviews for the magazine. She later wrote for the Living the Country Life magazine and website and has written and edited several cookbooks and other books for Successful Farming and Living the Country Life. Today, Lisa is the Family & Farmstead Editor for Successful Farming, sharing interesting family features, heartfelt editorial columns, and important health and safety information with our readers.

Lisa grew up in Indianola, Iowa, aside from a chunk of her childhood spent in Shadehill, South Dakota, population 8. She and her husband, Jayson, enjoy farm life in southeast Warren County, Iowa, where they and their three sons — all Eagle Scouts — have a small herd of cattle. Their two oldest sons are studying journalism and public relations at Northwest Missouri State University, and their youngest is a senior in high school.

B.A. in Mass Communication, Grand View University