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Nancy Dorman-Hickson

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Nancy Dorman-Hickson grew up in Sturgis and Starkville, Mississippi where she roamed woods, rode horses, and fished muddy ponds. Now she is a writer based in Birmingham, Alabama who was with Time Inc.’s Progressive Farmer and Southern Living magazines for 19 years. She’s been a newspaper desk editor and co-authored Diplomacy and Diamonds, the best-selling memoir of Joanne King Herring. Dorman-Hickson and her husband are the parents of college-age fraternal twins. For more, see www.NancyDormanHickson.com.

Recent Posts

How a forester created wooden decor from a piece of history

How a forester created wooden decor from a piece of history

When Billy Lipthrott found the remains of a pre-Christopher Columbus era tree, he had to preserve it and put the rustic wood on display. He explains...

How to Repurpose Wood You Clear from Your Acreage

How to Repurpose Wood You Clear from Your Acreage

Clearing your land means you are well on your way to building your dream rural home. But what will you do with all that timber?

Where to build your house on your land

Where to build your house on your land

You’ve bought the land. You have your house plans. All that remains is to choose the best location on your property to build your home. Nothing to...

Why Hire a Land Agent Rather Than a Residential Realtor?

Why Hire a Land Agent Rather Than a Residential Realtor?

What's the advantage of working with a land agent when purchasing land? We walk you through the special expertise - and connections - land agents...

How Investing in Land Pays Off

How Investing in Land Pays Off

 Land broker Ryker Carter explains how investing in land can pay off, both in the value of the land, itself, and in the ways you can use the land to...

How to get access rights to land

How to get access rights to land

Don't buy a property if you can't get the right of access you need. A land agent explains different types of land access and how to get access rights.

How to know your soil type  and why it's important

How to know your soil type - and why it's important

When you own land, it's critical to know what kind of soil you have. Find out how to know your soil type and how to properly collect soil for testing.

How to plant food plots: A stepbystep guide

How to plant food plots: A step-by-step guide

An expert from Whitetail Institute of North America, which specializes in food plot products, offers step-by-step advice on how to plant food plots.

How to turn a forest into a farm

How to turn a forest into a farm

The Land Show's Dave Milton offers advice about converting timberland into farmland, and factors to consider before trying to turn a forest into a...

How to find the right contractor for your land

How to find the right contractor for your land

You found your dream property, and now you're ready to build your homestead. But how do you find a good contractor? We get expert advice.