DES MOINES, Iowa, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Penton Agriculture, the largest most diversified agriculture information business in North America, announces that Editor of Wallaces Farmer, Rod Swoboda, has been honored with an Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Award for his innovative content.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey, presented Rod Swoboda with the award during the Iowa Agriculture Leaders Dinner for his "progress, innovative solutions and commitment to serving the state through collaboration and hard work." Northey created the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Leader Awards to recognize, honor and promote Iowa citizens, companies and organizations who have made significant contributions to Iowa's agriculture industry.
Swoboda is widely recognized across Iowa, especially for his articles on crop production and soil conservation and at the Farm Progress Show, scheduled for August 30 – September 1, 2016 in Boone, Iowa. He serves Iowa's producers with content across all of Wallaces Farmer's information platforms, which is one of Penton Agriculture's 17 local production brands that serve producers across the U.S. 48 contiguous states.
"Rod is focused on moving Iowa farmers ahead with insightful information through his hard, and capable, work," says Willie Vogt, executive director, content and user engagement, Penton Agriculture. "A veteran journalist, he keeps Wallaces Farmer on target in a state that is seeing rapid changes in agriculture. Readers know they can count on Rod to keep them informed."
Penton Agriculture's content is one of excellence and is trusted and relied upon by the nation's farmers, ranchers, producers and agribusiness. Its network of editors inform, engage and advance critical agriculture business decisions with insights, networking and ideas. Additionally, its unequalled audience engagement connects and advances the business of agriculture each and every day. It's all part of Penton Agriculture's position as the industry's Agricultural Information Leader™.
About Penton Agriculture
Penton Agriculture, PentonAgriculture.com, is the largest most diversified agriculture information business in North America. Through a robust network of live events, digital products, data, marketing services, broadcasting and publications, Penton Agriculture is connected to nearly all of the nation's most economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers. This comprises nearly 80% of the 2.2 million farms and ranches in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product.
Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.
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Director, Marketing, Penton Agriculture
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