Gregg Hillyer

Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief
Gregg Hillyer

As editor-in-chief of The Progressive Farmer, Gregg Hillyer lives in Lake St. Louis, Mo. Before coming to The Progressive Farmer, you may remember him as the editor of Soybean Digest. He edited that publication for nearly 12 years.

 

An ag journalism graduate of Iowa State University, Gregg grew up on a dairy farm in southwest Iowa. He has won numerous awards for his writing and photography. They include two Oscars in Agriculture, Story of the Year from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) and honorable mention, AAEA Photographer of the Year. He also won first place in a national conservation writing competition and received a special citation from USDA for articles on conservation compliance. Gregg has also been named a Master Writer by AAEA.

 

Gregg and his wife Juli have three children, Dana, Ethan and Rylan.

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  • Brian Buford (left) provides value and service beyond just seed recommendations for farmers like Kevin Ross. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Gregg Hillyer)

    Seed Selection Decisions - 1

    As risks continue to rise in farming, growers rely on their dealer to provide more than just hybrids and varieties.

  • (Matthew Wilde)

    We'd Like To Mention

    Seed is the most critical crop input that farmers purchase, even more so now with the economic headwinds affecting agriculture.

  • Brian Buford (left) provides value and service beyond just seed recommendations for farmers like Kevin Ross. (Gregg Hillyer)

    Seed Dealers More Important Than Ever

    As risks continue to rise in farming, growers rely on their dealer to provide more than just hybrids and varieties.

  • (Jim Patrico)

    We'd Like To Mention

    Urban sprawl and the paving of American farmland has been happening at an alarming rate. Proper policymaking and land-use planning, however, can slow or prevent a devastating, runaway scenario.