DTN/Progressive Farmer Wins Awards

DTN/Progressive Farmer Receive Awards for Writing, Photography, Other Areas

Elaine Shein
By  Elaine Shein , Associate Managing Editor
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One of the photos in Joel Reichenberger's portfolio that earned him the Agricultural Communicators Network Photographer of the Year award for a second year in a row. (DTN photo by Joel Reichenberger)

OMAHA (DTN) -- DTN/Progressive Farmer staff received several prestigious awards recently in various awards competitions at the national and international levels.


During the annual awards presentation held last week for the Agricultural Communicators Network in Raleigh, North Carolina, DTN/Progressive Farmer won a total of 27 awards, including the Photographer of the Year award for Progressive Farmer Senior Editor Joel Reichenberger -- the second year in a row he has won that award.

The ACN awards included nine first-place awards, eight seconds, eight thirds and one honorable mention, and were for writing, photography, design, marketing communications, and digital and social media.

The first-place writing winners included the following:

-- Breaking News: "Button Up Baby Beans: It's Going To Get Cold Out There" by Pamela Smith. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/….)

-- Humorous Article: "Confessions, Crops and Church" by Pamela Smith. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/….)

-- Issues: "Seed Treatment Overload: The Unintended Consequences of a Popular Practice" by Emily Unglesbee. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/….)

-- On-Farm Production: "Continuous Soybean Considerations" by Matthew Wilde. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/….)

-- Technical Feature: "Unleash The Swarm" by Matthew Wilde. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/….)

-- Team Story: "High On Tech" by Barb Baylor Anderson, Dan Crummett, Dan Miller, Joel Reichenberger and Matthew Wilde.

For photography, Reichenberger won first place in the Pictorial category for his "Sunset Ride" entry.

For digital and social media, DTN's first place awards included:

-- Podcasts: "E91: The Russia/Ukraine War And The State Of Grains" by Sarah Mock and Todd Hultman. (See https://podcasts.apple.com/….)

-- Blogs: "Sort And Cull" by ShayLe Stewart. Her three-blog entry included: "Breaking Through the $130 Milestone in Last Week's Cattle Market" (https://www.dtnpf.com/…); "US Questions Brazilian Beef Imports" (https://www.dtnpf.com/…); and "Will April Live Cattle Keep $140?" (https://www.dtnpf.com/…).

-- Websites: DTNPF.com


The Livestock Publications Council also held its annual awards ceremony during the Ag Media Summit in Raleigh. The DTN/Progressive Farmer won a total of 13 awards: two firsts, six seconds and five honorable mentions.

The first-place winners were:

-- Single Photo/Graphic: "High Country Dream" by Joel Reichenberger. (See related story on DTN at https://www.dtnpf.com/….)

-- "Nine Steps to Better Grazing" by Becky Mills. (See https://www.dtnpf.com/….)


The International Federation of Agricultural Journalists also announced recently in Denmark its annual Star Prize award winners, which recognizes the best work internationally.

Reichenberger won two awards in the competition: first place in the Nature/Landscape category for "Storm Brewing" and runner-up in the People category for "Pouring Seed." The storm picture last year won ACN's photo of the year title; Reichenberger wrote about how he got the photo in a blog (https://www.dtnpf.com/…).

Elaine Shein can be reached at elaine.shein@dtn.com

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