Julie Turner-Crawford is a native of the Ozarks, growing up in Dallas County, Mo.
While at the Lebanon Daily Record, Julie received multiple writing, reporting and photography awards from the Missouri Press Association, the Associated Press and the National Newspaper Association.
She took hiatus from the daily newspaper industry for a year and a half, but returned to The Daily Record where she went on to become associate editor and eventually editor.
Julie managed an award-winning news crew of six reporters.
In 2015, Julie was presented with the opportunity to go back to her first love — agriculture.
Julie is the managing editor of Ozarks Farm & Neighbor newspaper, a production agriculture publication based in Lebanon, Mo., with editions that cover Southwest Missouri, Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. In all, Ozarks Farm & Neighbor reaches an estimated 24,000 to 25,000 readers in Missouri, and 13,000 to 14,000 in Arkansas/Oklahoma.
OFN utilizes a great group of freelance writers who help tell the stories of farmers and ranchers in the Ozarks and stories that are unique to the Ozarks.
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