Meet the Editors

Sandi Duncan, Philom., Editor

Sandi Duncan

Sandi Sampaio Duncan is the Farmers’ Almanac’s 8th editor and first woman to hold the title. Working with the Almanac since 1994, Sandi has been instrumental in parlaying the two-century-year-old publication from print into an online omnichannel brand, including websites and digital media platforms.

She likes to share her unique story of starting her job on the same day Hurricane Bob blew into the Almanac’s home state of Maine, suggesting it was a foreshadow of the role she would take, steering the direction of the Almanac through sunny and stormy times. 

“Thirty years has flown by,” shares Duncan, “but seeing that the seeds of a publication that first planted its homespun wit and wisdom back in the 1800s continue to flourish, inspires me to work on such a popular and trusted brand.” 

Like the Farmers’ Almanac, Sandi was born in New Jersey. Growing up, Sandi worked at her family’s greenhouse business, waiting on customers and helping her parents transplant seedlings. “I never thought I’d have a career working with a publication that is synonymous with gardening,” shares Duncan, adding “It’s both rewarding and exciting to work with a brand that reminds all of us to unplug and get outside to enjoy the wonders of nature.”

Sandi holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications/advertising from Glassboro State College, (now Rowan University). She lives in Warren County, New Jersey, working remotely for the Farmers’ Almanac, and is often interviewed by local and national media outlets throughout North America. Sandi has a small garden where she grows tomatoes, peas, beans, and flowers. She loves to be outside with her two Bernedoodles or on the lake in a kayak.

Peter Geiger, Philom., Editor Emeritus

Peter Geiger

If Peter Geiger hadn’t become the seventh editor of the world-famous Farmers’ Almanac, he would have wanted to write a syndicated column offering handy, time saving household hints. Luckily for famous hint maven Heloise, Peter’s fate was sealed from an early age. His father, longtime editor Ray Geiger, began priming him for editorship at the tender age of 7.

“As early as his 40s, it was important to my father that there be a successor, even if that person was only 7 years old, and couldn’t read,” recalls Peter. “My father told me no editor had ever died under the age of 86. That sounded like a good enough reason to me.”

In the mid-1970s, shortly after graduating from Villanova University with a bachelor of science in business administration, Peter began working under his father as Associate Editor. He assisted with 16 editions, finally taking over as Editor in 1994, when the elder Geiger passed the mantle to him after 60 consecutive years at the post.

An avid outdoorsman, Peter enjoys hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. Recently, his love for the water led him to enter the annual Giant Pumpkin Regatta in Windsor Nova Scotia, paddling a massive hollowed out pumpkin across Lake Pesaquid.

As befitting his title, (Philom means “lover of learning”) Peter has been a tireless champion of public education for more than 20 years. In 1987, he founded an Adopt-A-School program with his neighborhood elementary school, and has since spurred other businesses in his home state of Maine to follow suit. He has been nationally recognized for his contributions to education, most notably receiving President George H.W. Bush’s 618th “Point of Light” award in 1991.

Peter also serves as Executive Vice President of Geiger, his family’s fourth generation promotional products company. The Lewiston, Maine-based business is the largest privately owned company in the promotional products industry, and the exclusive distributor of the Farmers’ Almanac.

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