Country Folks- The Weekly Farm Paper Highlighting Agriculture
Who is Lee Newspapers and what do we do? First and foremost we are business consultants. By way of our print publications , trade shows, e-newsletters, web sites, social media and commercial printing department, we help businesses connect with their customers and prospects. Our primary focus is to make our customers more successful. Since 1965, Lee has specialized in helping big and small businesses increase their profitability , market share and visibility. Our print publications reach over 100,000 readers each month ( 60,000 are weekly) , our e-newsletters reach 30,000 readers each month and our websites have over 40,000 unique visitors every month. Our social media sites have generated 33,851 followers on Facebook and 3,202 Instagram followers. Our agricultural group is the largest segment of our business. The Country Folks brand name is on 3 different publications and sponsor 3 of our trade shows. Started in 1974, Country Folks has grown from a free publication to farmers in 4 counties of New York to a paid subscription publication reach from Maine to North Carolina. We now have Country Folks Grower, a monthly commercial horticultural magazine with 3 regional editions that cover from the East Coast to the West Coast. Grower also allowed us the opportunity to be the trade show management company for the Empire Producers Expo for the last 13 years. Our agricultural trade shows consist of the Keystone Farm Show , Empire Farm Days and the Virginia Farm Show. These are all great examples of being prepared for opportunities. The Keystone Farm Show grew from 83 exhibitors in 1998 to over 400 in 2019. The Virginia Farm Show started as a small show in Richmond Virginia to the largest agricultural show in Virginia, now in Fishersville.