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.


More From This Author

  • JR Breitkreutz cut his teeth farming with a workshop far too cluttered for his tastes. When he built his own it was large enough -- and lighted enough -- to efficiently maintain all the operation's equipment (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)

    Organization Key to Great Shop

    JR Breitkreutz says the time it takes looking for misplaced tools is time wasted on making repairs. While his shop is large, it is his high level of organization on the inside that makes his shop tick.

  • St. Joseph Stockyards auction ring (Jim Patrico)

    End of an Era

    The last of the four Missouri River stockyards closes after 134 years of buying and selling cattle.