Joel Reichenberger

Progressive Farmer Senior Editor
Joel Reichenberger

Joel Reichenberger has been hired as Senior Editor for The Progressive Farmer. Joel will oversee the photography of the magazine as well as reporting on precision agriculture, soil health and other topics.

He grew up on a wheat farm in south central Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University, majoring in print journalism, electronic journalism and history. Joel has reported on agriculture from around the world working as a freelancer, and for the last 15 years has been a full-time sportswriter and photographer for several newspapers. He lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Jacki, and daughter, Lydia.

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  • Deere's planter performance upgrade kit allowed David Hula to rebuild his existing rig with new technology. (Joel Reichenberger)

    Rebuild for Success

    Unable to purchase a new planter amidst the supply crises, one of corn farming's best opted to overhaul his old machine.

  • Andrew Nelson, of Farmington, Washington, is a former Microsoft engineer who uses technology on all aspects of his farm, leaning heavily on drones and other advanced sensors. (DTN/Progressive Farmer file photo by Joel Reichenberger)

    Reichenberger's Favorite Story of 2022

    Eastern Washington seemed out of the way, but one tech-focused, creative farmer made a trip to the Pacific Northwest worth every mile for Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Joel Reichenberger, leading it to be his favorite story...

  • Aaron Zenner has built a wide variety of machines and is willing to try anything if a customer can provide a photo. (Joel Reichenberger)

    Woodworked Replicas

    Minnesota farmhand turns a woodworking hobby into a career.

  • Nebraska rancher Shelly Kelly says the Ranger SP 570 proved quite capable of handling the sandy hills where her cattle roam. (Joel Reichenberger)

    Field-Tested Polaris SP 570 UTV

    A pair of green combines drone on in the field in front of Shelly Kelly's ranch house, in Custer County, Nebraska, but the pickup truck kicking up dust as it heads up her driveway isn't coming to refill a water jug or report the...

  • Equipment stacks up outside the CaseIH plant in Grand Island, Nebraska. 2022 proved to be another year in which new equipment was hard to get because of shortages in certain parts that led manufacturers to delay finishing production. (DTN photo by Joel Reichenberger)

    Top 10 Ag Stories of 2022: No. 9

    No. 9 in DTN's yearly countdown of the top ag news stories looks at how the supply chain issues and shortages of 2021 didn't disappear in 2022, although they did start to change. The result for farmers, however, was added costs...