About Us

Ogden Publications, Inc., based in Topeka, Kansas, is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities.

Print Publications

The most popular and longest-running sustainable-lifestyle magazine MOTHER EARTH NEWS provides wide-ranging, expert editorial coverage of organic foods, country living, green transportation, renewable energy, natural health and green building. Lively, insightful and on the cutting edge, MOTHER EARTH NEWS is the definitive read for the growing number of Americans who choose wisely and live well.

Mother Earth Living is a national natural wellness and conscientious living magazine dedicated to improving the lives of its readers through an increased connection with the natural world. From learning about the most nutritious foods to living in greater synergy with the changing seasons, Mother Earth Living is the ultimate guide to living the good life — one of simple joys, holistic health and an appreciation of everything nature provides.

Utne Reader is a digest of the new ideas and fresh perspectives percolating in arts, culture, politics, and spirituality. Utne readers are enthusiastic and motivated agents of social change who want to spend their time and resources making the world a better place. They crave a well-rounded perspective on current events that moves beyond the headlines and sound bites — something Utne Reader has been providing for more than 30 years. A combination of original writing and reprints gleaned from independent media, Utne is published quarterly in print and as a quick-read monthly digital issue.

GRIT is a bi-monthly magazine distributed throughout the United States and Canada that celebrates country lifestyles of all kinds, while emphasizing the importance of community and stewardship. As North America’s premier rural lifestyle title, GRIT publishes feature-length articles on a broad range of topics that appeal to those already living in the country and those who aspire to get there. Our readers are well-educated, successful and choose to live on the land for many reasons. Most do not depend on their soil for significant income — some choose not to work their land (in the conventional sense) at all. But all share an appreciation for life out where the pavement ends.

Capper's Farmer has been taken to heart by families for more than 100 years, striving to enlighten and entertain while concentrating on traditional American values and emphasizes life's positive perspectives and offers the opportunity to earnestly share joys and tears within the caring community of readers.

Heirloom Gardener is your complete guide to the rich past and traditional uses of time-tested edible, medicinal and ornamental plant varieties. Delight your taste buds, mind and eyes with beautiful photos and inspirational techniques on everything you need to know to grow, preserve and cook your own heirloom fruits and vegetables.

Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. From windmills to cream separators, hog oilers to horse-drawn equipment, implements to engines to farm toys, if it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

Gas Engine Magazine is a bimonthly magazine and your best source for tractor and stationary gas engine information. Every issue is filled with restoration stories, company histories and technical advice from fellow collectors.

Motorcycle Classics is America's premier magazine for collectors and enthusiasts, dreamers and restorers, newcomers and life long motorheads who love the sound and the beauty of classic bikes. Every issue delivers exciting and evocative articles and photographs of the most brilliant, unusual and popular motorcycles ever made!

Special Interest Websites

At Community Chickens, we’re committed to creating a community made up of every breed of poultry enthusiast, whether you’re just thinking about raising these fascinating creatures or you’ve had them your entire life.

Brought to you by GRIT magazine, Good Things to Eat allows users to share their favorite recipes with other food enthusiasts and offers a chance to win a prizes for their contributions.

Utne AltWire is an aggregator of new ideas and perspectives that allows users to track what other people are reading. The software follows hundreds of groups and individuals picked by Utne editors, and records the links they tweet from a variety of sources. Fully searchable and updated constantly, AltWire is a powerful tool to see what’s happening below the mainstream radar right now.

Keeping Backyard Bees (KBBees for short) is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a hive mind of information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, and much more. Our readers may be seasoned beekeepers, they may be interested in starting a hive, or they may even just be concerned about the well-being of bees and want to know what they can do to help.

Herbal Living is a joint effort by Mother Earth Living and Mother Earth News magazines to create a wellspring of information on herbs, herbal remedies and recipes, natural living, and much more. Our community is made up of everyone from seasoned herbalists who share ways to grow and use herbal remedies and cooking enthusiasts who turn to herbs for their intriguing flavor profiles to beginners hoping to learn how to make a homemade cough remedy.

MOTHER EARTH NOW is a constantly updated stream of news shaped by MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors and you, the users. For the topics that MOTHER EARTH NEWS traditionally covers, we’ve set NOW to display the most popular articles shared by hundreds of expert influencers in dozens of categories. The result is a steady stream of very informative "breaking news and respected views."

More Information

In addition to its media portfolio, Ogden Publications offers a complete line of individual accident, health and life insurance and annuity products through its Capper’s Insurance Service division. Capper’s Insurance Service serves individuals in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. 

Ogden Newspapers, Inc., headquartered in Wheeling, West Virginia, is a family-owned company and the owner Ogden Publications. 

Watch this episode of KTWU's Sunflower Journeys discussing the company's history and mission. Check out this timeline for a more detailed company history.

Learn more about the people behind Ogden Publications and our Green Initiatives.