About the Author

Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell

Mike Campbell is the General Manager of Countryside Publications, which includes Countryside & Small Stock Journal, Backyard Poultry magazine, Dairy Goat Journal, and sheep! magazine. Mike has the good fortune of working with a great team of editors, salespeople, and customer service staff, along with some of the finest and knowledgeable contributing writers in the country. The Countryside team, through all of our publications and the Countryside Network website, tries to further our philosophy, as set forth by Countryside founder Jd Belanger: It’s not a single idea, but many ideas and attitudes, including a reverence for nature and a preference for country life; a desire for maximum personal self-reliance and creative leisure; a concern for family nurture and community cohesion; a belief that the primary reward of work should be well-being rather than money; a certain nostalgia for the supposed simplicities of the past and an anxiety about the technological and bureaucratic complexities of the present and the future; and a taste for the plain and functional. Countryside reflects and supports the simple life, and calls its practitioners homesteaders. Previously, Mike spent 24 years with community newspapers, primarily in finance and accounting. An Iowa native, Mike graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Away from work, he enjoys managing his ever-expanding lineup of container gardens.
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