Top Agriculture Journalists

Top Agriculture Journalists

Niche publications in the farming and agritech sector are often unheard of because of several different factors.

We have rounded up a list of high-profile Top Agriculture journalists for their work in print and online media.

But then again, the motive behind putting up a list of a handful of top agriculture journalists isn’t because we wanted to give them their long-due credit. While that’s true, the onion needs to be peeled a bit more to find out why agriculture journalism matters, and why it is there to stay in decades to come.

Selecting the Top Agriculture Journalists

Despite claims that agriculture news, especially in the newspaper industry, is a dying breed of journalism, we beg to differ. We believe that agriculture journalists have a tough job of staying on top of various trends in the agritech sector.

It takes thorough research, extensive knowledge, and strong writing skills to break down the concepts and benefits of the developments in the farming industry.

Needless to say, the typical agri-journalist’s audience extends far beyond growers’ interest because newsworthy reports help stakeholders, global food companies, and investors to join hands towards a greater cause.

More than that, we are convinced that our top agriculture journalists have disseminated common-sense information among farmers and high-tech companies so that both of them are working towards the same goals. For such reasons, we are formally recognizing these individuals for their contribution to the agriculture development sector.

TOP Agriculture Journalists

1.Clinton Griffiths Farm Journal


2.Paul Schrimpf Croplife


3. Sara Wyant  Agripulse


4. Dave Mowtiz Successful Farming


5. Chuck Abbott FERN


6. Dana Cronin Illinois Newsroom


7. Sky Chadde Investigate Midwest


8. Krissa Welshans Feedstuff


9. Paula Barbour Meredith


10. Erin Anthony American Farm Bureau


11. Gil Gullickson Meredith


12. Katie Dehlinger The Progressive Farmer/DTN


13. Mikkel Pates AGWeek


14. Samuel Fromartz FERN


15. Lynda Kiernan Global AGInvesting

Clinton Griffiths

Editor and Anchor, Farm Journal


Editor of Farm Journal Magazine, the 145 years young premiere publication for U.S. Agriculture. Clinton is a prominent voice in the Agriculture Industry. He has been the news anchor of AgDay TV, America’s longest-running nationally syndicated daily agricultural news program.

Paul Schrimpf

Executive Editor, Croplife


Schrimpf, an award-winning journalist, has covered the agriculture market since 1998. He is Group Editor of the Agribusiness Group at Meister Media Worldwide, with full editorial responsibility for CropLife®, CropLife IRON, and PrecisionAg® Professional.

Sara Wyant

Founder/publisher/editor, Agri-pulse


Business Founder of Agri-pulse with a demonstrated history of working on agriculture, food, and rural policy issues in the online media industry. Strong business development professional who is skilled in Writing and speaking.

Dave Mowtiz

Editor, Successful Farming / Meredith


Successful Farming magazine and television editor with 38 years of experience writing and managing media outlet called Meredith.

Chuck Abbott

Contributing Editor, Thefern


Chuck Abbott is a journalist for the Food & Environment Reporting Network, an independent, nonprofit news organization producing investigative reporting on food, agriculture, and environmental health.

Dana Cronin

Reporter, Illinoisnewsroom


Dana Cronin is a reporter based in Urbana, Illinois. She covers food and agriculture issues in Illinois for Harvest. She spent the last two years at NPR’s headquarters in Washington D.C., producing for shows including Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.

Sky Chadde

Journalist, Investigatemidwest


Award winning journalist currently covering agribusiness for the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting as the Gannett Agricultural Data Fellow.

Krissa Welshans

Staff Editor and Livestock Editor, Feedstuffs


Generate weekly grain, feed, and livestock related news for the agribusiness industry on topics ranging from trade, infrastructure, livestock markets, scientific research, business, and U.S. agriculture livestock and crop production.

Paula Barbour

Content Editor, Successful Farming/Meredith


Paula has 25 years of experience in content writing at Meredith specialist focus on farming technologies and machinery.

Gil Gullickson

Executive Editor, Successful Farming/Meredith


Crops Technology Editor for Successful Farming magazine
For the last 13 years, Gullickson has covered crops technology for Successful Farming magazine, a Meredith Agrimedia brand. He covers the latest developments in seeds, agricultural chemicals and other agricultural technologies.


Erin Anthony

Director and Editor, American Farm Bureau


Erin write, edit and publish articles for the FBNews section of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s website. she also edit AFBF’s twice-monthly FBNews e-newsletter, a comprehensive look at the organization’s latest news. E-newsletter content runs the gamut from national policy updates and viewpoint pieces from farmers and agricultural thought leaders, including AFBF President Zippy Duvall, to farm economy analysis and innovative and philanthropic state and county Farm Bureau programs.


Katie Dehlinger

Farm Business Editor, The Progressive Farmer DTN


She’s now back at DTN, this time as the Farm Business Editor, where her reporting focuses on tax and estate planning, farmland values, health care and other issues that affect farmers’ bottom lines.


Mikkel Pates

Staff Writer, AGWeek


He writes about a wide range of farmers and agribusinesses throughout North Dakota, Minnesota and surrounding states. He earned his degree in agricultural journalism degree from South Dakota State University and has worked for what are now Forum Communications papers since 1979.


Samuel Fromartz

Editor-in-chief, Thefern


Samuel Fromartz is Editor-in-Chief at FERN. He is a veteran journalist who focuses on the intersection of the environment, food and sustainable business. He began his career at Reuters news agency in the mid-1980s, working as a correspondent in Washington and as deputy editor for the Reuters Business Report in New York.


Lynda Kiernan

Editor, Globalaginvesting


Lynda Kiernan-Stone is Editor of Global AgInvesting Media. She has been with GAI Media since July 2013 and is responsible for the origination, writing, editing, and production of GAI News and the GAI Gazette, and is a contributor to a range of GAI Media products and reports, Ms. Kiernan-Stone has more than 25 years of hands-on experience and immersion in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors.


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