Sherri Dugger, the Indiana Farmers Union’s media and outreach director, resides on a small farm in Morristown, Indiana, with her husband, Randy, and their dog, Adelle, a tribe of farm cats, seven goats, two alpacas, 32 chickens, and thousands of honeybees. At Dugger Family Farm, the Duggers run a small farm rescue, as well as a farm store, where they sell Indiana-made and sustainably raised products. They also grow their own food and produce specialty jams through their company, Kick Out The Jams.
Sherri has served as an editor for The Indianapolis Star newspaper, Indianapolis Monthly magazine, and International Tattoo Art magazine, as well as a freelance writer for dozens of local, national, and international magazines. In 2009, she began working for Home News Enterprises, now under a new name and ownership, where she edited a farm and local food publication called Farm Indiana for approximately five years. She also has written and edited several specialty publications and books, including a local food cookbook, “Hoosier Harvest,” and a hardcover anniversary book, titled “175 Years of Brown County.”
She continues to work extensively with farmers and farm organization leaders on various projects and programs throughout the state. Dugger serves on the Indiana Agriculture Advisory Council for the Humane Society of the United States. She is a certified farmers market manager, a board member for Hoosier Harvest Market, the only farmer-owned online food hub in Indiana, and a member of Indiana Grown. Dugger also edits a local food website and information source, Hoosier Locavore.