Pamela Smith

Crops Technology Editor

Pamela Smith joined DTN/Progressive Farmer staff as Crops Technology Editor in 2012. She previously was seeds and technology editor for Farm Journal Media. In addition to writing, reporting and photography, Pamela served as the writing coach for the magazine staff. An Illinois native, she started her career as a field editor for Prairie Farmer magazine and has freelanced for a multitude of farm, food and travel magazines.

Pamela is a two-time winner of the American Agriculture Editor's Association Writer of the Year honors. In 2009, she received the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism award for a series on soybean rust. She was the first agricultural journalist to receive that coveted prize, often referred to as the Pulitzer of business journalism. In 2011, she received a second Neal award as part of a team covering the legacy of passing down the farm through the generations. She has also been named the journalist of the year by the American Phytopathological Society (plant pathologists) and the Weed Science Society of America. She was awarded a national food writing award for her profile of Father Dominic Garramone, a bread-baking priest. Four generations of her family farm in central Illinois.



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  • Farmers and friends, Keith Miller (left) and Bob Worth have stayed in touch after participating in DTN's View From the Cab series 17 years ago. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Production Blog

    DTN's View From the Cab editorial series has sown seeds of friendship.

  • National Wheat Foundation's National Wheat Yield Contest (Provided by National Wheat Foundation)

    2022 National Wheat Yield Contest Results

    National contest is showing quantity and quality can go hand in hand.

  • South Dakota farmer Amanda Nigg is on a mission to push farmers to better physical and mental health through online workout programs and her Farm Fit Training business. (Heidi Hoy)

    Be a Farm Fitness Fanatic

    Your farm is only as fit as your body. South Dakota farmer finds mental toughness comes from keeping physically fit.

  • Marc Arnusch and Luke Garrabrant let readers share their views during the 2022 crop year during a DTN series called View From the Cab. (DTN photos by Joel Reichenberger and courtesy of Luke Garrabrant)

    Smith's Favorite Story of 2022

    Real life stories about everyday happenings make for some exciting reading and writing each year in DTN's View From the Cab feature, leading to this seasonal series being the favorite stories Pamela Smith liked to share in 2022.

  • Carpet farming just grew up. Kids will clamor to put in long hours of farm play with rugs that can be customized to reflect real farmsteads. (Photo courtesy of Nathan Faleide)

    Play Rugs Bring Farming to Kids Level

    "Let's go farming" takes on a new meaning when kids have a replica of a farmstead they know. A new North Dakota-based business is making it happen.