Phyllis Jacobs "PJ" Griekspoor, editor Kansas Farmer, joined Farm Progress in August of 2008 after 18 years with the Wichita Eagle as a metro editor, page designer, copy desk chief and reporter covering agriculture and agribusiness, oil and gas, biofuels and the bioeconomy, transportation, small business, military affairs, weather and general aviation.

She came to Wichita in 1990 from Fayetteville, N.C., where she was copy desk chief of the Fayetteville Observer for three years. She also worked at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. (1980-87), the Mankato Free Press in Mankato, Minn. (1972-80) and the Kirksville Daily Express in Kirksville, Mo.(1966-70)

Phyllis, who goes by "PJ" since most people can pronounce that and even spell it, loves digging in the dirt and planting stuff, rescuing the houseplants that other people have darn-near killed, spoiling her grandkids and is taking to the skies in a little bitty airplane.