F.A.R.M.S. in the News

F.A.R.M.S. has two orientations: One is to do the academic scriptural research; another is to distribute those results as widely and inexpensively as possible. The recent addition of Sue Bergin on the F.A.R.M.S. staff as Coordinator of Public Relations has enhanced that second effort immensely. Like most people working with the Foundation, Sue puts in long hours as a volunteer because of her love for the scriptures.

Sue’s recent media campaigns for F.A.R.M.S. have proven very successful. “There’s a lot of interest out there for the kind of things F.A.R.M.S. is doing,” she reports. A feature article sent to 56 Utah daily and weekly newspapers and 17 LDS-oriented publications in 7 states and Belgium has been printed by many of them. A full illustrated page in the Church News Section of the Ogden Standard Examiner ran in December.

She has written a major article on F.A.R.M.S. for the February issue of BYU Today, which has a circulation of 180,000 and is sent to BYU alumni throughout the world. She now hopes to interest some national publications in doing an article about F.A.R.M.S. and current Book of Mormon research. She recently got a story on the national AP wire.

Sue has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and is a writer for BYU’s Public Communications office and BYU Today, specializing in science writing. A native of Provo, she returned to her hometown last year after five years of school and work in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.