Farm Journal, the premiere U.S. farm magazine, is a prime source of practical information on crops, livestock and general agriculture for farm families. As the flagship of Farm Journal Media, Farm Journal has a rich history spanning more than 134 years of service to U.S. agriculture, quality journalism and innovations in circulation technology.
Farm Journal was first published in March 1877 for farmers in bountiful agricultural regions within a day's ride of the publication's office in Philadelphia. Founder Wilmer Atkinson was a Quaker, farmer and journalist, who insisted that his publication disseminate common sense information to farmers and their wives.
When Atkinson received approving letters from beyond the Middle Atlantic states, he began aggressively to seek national circulation. A publication that started with 25,000 copies grew to 1 million subscribers nationwide by 1915. Source