Greg Horstmeier

DTN Editor-in-Chief
Greg D Horstmeier

Greg Horstmeier joined DTN as production editor in August 2007. He became editor-in-chief in July 2010.


He comes to DTN from the University of Missouri, where for six years he served as director of the Extension and Agriculture Information News office.  Before that he was the chemicals and technology editor for the Farm Journal Magazine, as well as crops editor for the Pennsylvania Farmer.


In addition to his journalistic career, Horstmeier is still active in managing family farmland near St Louis, Mo. Over the course of his career he has won numerous awards from organizations like the American Agricultural Editors Association (AAEA), National Association of Agricultural Journalists and the Mid-American Crop Protection Association.  He also co-wrote one of the first international studies on farmer attitudes on biotechnology and other 21st-century production practices.  Horstmeier graduated from the University of Missouri –Columbia with a degree in agriculture journalism with an emphasis in agriculture economics and photojournalism.

Recent Blogs by Author

  • So far, industry has deflected any responsibility for the issues surrounding dicamba-tolerant soybeans and cotton. A new probe by the American Soybean Association promises to get to real...

  • The film "Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman" and the book it's based on will be centerpieces for discussions on farming and conservation issues at events in Missouri and Iowa this month. (Courtesy photo)

    There are two locations where farmers can get a peek at the movie "Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman" and get involved in the conversation around soil and water stewardship.

More From This Author

  • Weed scientist Jason Norsworthy discusses dicamba research trials with the Arkansas State Plant Board. (DTN photo by Greg D. Horstmeier)

    Arkansas Sets Dicamba Limits

    The Arkansas State Plant Board unanimously approved regulations that would ban dicamba applications after mid-April, essentially limiting its use as a post-emergence herbicide.

  • ChemChina Chairman Ren Jianxin explains his goals for Syngenta's growth during a press conference at Syngenta headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. (DTN photo by Greg D. Horstmeier)

    ChemChina Promises Growth

    Officials from Syngenta and its new owner, ChemChina, discussed the future of the seeds, biotech and crop chemical business at a June 27 press conference at Syngenta headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.