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.


Recent Blogs by Author

  • Being Machinery Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer included perks like doing aerial photos from a helicopter at a new production launch of Lexion combines. (Photo courtesy of CLAAS)

    Jim Patrico, who retired as Machinery Editor for DTN/The Progressive Farmer on Jan. 2, looks back on the variety of topics he wrote about in the Machinery Chatter blog over the past several...

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