Rebecca Long Chaney
Author and Inspirational Speaker
Inspirational Speaker and Author
About Becky
     Rebecca Long Chaney holds a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also earned a two-year technical certificate in agricultural business management from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture.

     After establishing her journalism career at the Frederick News-Post, the second largest daily newspaper in Maryland, Chaney served as editor of the agricultural and greenhouse sections of the newspaper. She had more than 1,000 articles published and received several writing awards, including a group award for best feature series category in the Associated Press competition for Maryland, Delaware and DC in 1998.

      The author’s first book was published in 1999, A Peek at the Past and a Preview of the Future. The 136-page book traces the 150-year history of the Ayrshire and Brown Swiss dairy cattle breeds in Maryland and features more than 600 photos and sketches dating from 1868. Chaney has also won several photography competitions, including the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference in San Francisco in 2001.

     In 2000 the author traveled and worked abroad with her husband for a year. Eight months were spent on an 880,000-acre cattle station in the Australian outback. The journey also took them to Papua New Guinea, Tonga and New Zealand. The author sold 32 stories to newspapers and magazines in the United States. She also had a four-page photo essay in Outback magazine, Australia's fastest-growing magazine with a readership exceeding 130,000 people.

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      Rebecca relocated to Nebraska in 2013 with her husband, Lee, their twin daughters, Rianna and Sheridan, and their Border Collie, Jaxson. Lee works for Cross Diamond Cattle Company, a Red Angus cattle operation. The family enjoys living on the 3,500-arce commercial ranch, attending Lone Star Cowboy Church and being very involved in their small community, population 762. The girls attend a small country school, kindergarten through 12th in one building. The family loves their new life in America's Heartland.