Jim Patrico

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Jim Patrico

Jim Patrico and his wife Gretchen live in Plattsburg, Mo. They have five grown children and five grandchildren. Jim has won the American Agricultural Editors' Association Photographer of the Year award seven times and the Oscar in Agriculture writing award twice. He has also been named a Writer of Merit by AAEA, has a won a Henry R. Luce Award from Time Inc. and was named the Glenn Cunningham Agriculture Journalist of the Year by the North American Agricultural Journalists.

Jim directs our equipment coverage, coordinates our photography efforts and writes about key issues affecting you and your family.

 

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    Aerial Scouting Earns Its Wings

    Working from his more than century-old Three Canyon Farms outside Kendrick, Idaho, Robert Blair is a pioneer instrumental in launching the nation's agricultural unmanned aircraft scouting industry. In fact, he claims that in 2006 he...

  • A new portable dryer from GSI is easy on the ears, producing half the decibels as older models. (Photo courtesy of GSI)

    New at the Winter Farm Shows

    From dryers to planters, manufacturers rolled out new products at farm shows this winter.

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  • The National Farm Machinery Show provides an annual opportunity to take the pulse of buyers and sellers. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)

    Quiet Optimism Rules the Show

    Most exhibitors Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Jim Patrico interviewed at this year's National Farm Machinery Show were quietly optimistic about prospects for 2017.

  • The flagship of Kongskilde's tillage line is the 9200 vertical tillage tool. It now becomes part of the New Holland catalogue. (Photo courtesy New Holland.)

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    New panels are able initiate a wide array of functions for an irrigation pivot, and are simple to use for anyone who already has mastered the basics of a cell phone or tablet.

  • A tiny Dove satellite floats over the Earth after being deployed from the International Space Station. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

    Machinery Chatter

    Tiny satellites will be launched this year to start taking photos of -- among other things -- your farm fields.

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