Farm Progress America's Leader

Company Overview

About Farm Progress Companies

 

Farm Progress, a business unit of Penton, 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, Farm Progress is connected to 2 million U.S. farm and ranch decision makers, influencers and key animal agriculture agribusiness people, and the top 85% of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product.

 

The company's 17 state and regional farm publications offer the nation's only 48-state coverage of key ag producers with titles that include NEBRASKA FARMER in Nebraska and PRAIRIE FARMER in Illinois and DELTA FARM PRESS in the Mid-South region. The company also publishes FARM FUTURES, the leading nationally circulated magazine for high-volume producers; FEEDSTUFFS, the news resource for animal agriculture, CORN + SOYBEAN DIGEST, FARM INDUSTRY NEWS, BEEF, BEEF VET and NATIONAL HOG FARMER.

 

Farm Progress' digital products are core information resources for its subscribers and users. Each publication, show and broadcast unit provide multiple online information access points, including websites FarmProgress.com (used to access its Midwest, Northeast and Northwest websites) FarmPress.com (used to access its Southern, and Western websites). Its mobile Web access was first in the industry and its industry-leading website visits page-view and site engagement stats underscore its digital accomplishments. It produces and publishes dozens of content-rich e-newsletters and apps for the nation's agricultural producers and show visitors.

 

Farm Progress owns and operates four world-class farm trade shows, Farm Progress Show (the nation's largest outdoor farm show), Husker Harvest Days, New York Farm Show and Hay & Forage Expo.

 

The broadcast division originates radio, television and Web-based programming and FarmProgressAmerica.com.

 

The company provides marketing services that include the ag industry's most comprehensive database, list rental, custom publishing, e-content and e-publications, e-blasts, produces proprietary and contracted databases and market research for a variety of clients who serve and need to reach and understand America’s farmers, ranchers and rural-living consumers.

 

Our rich history, tradition and reputation for quality and editorial integrity date back nearly 200 years to 1819 with AMERICAN FARMER magazine. Additionally, PRAIRIE FARMER, first published in 1841, holds the distinction of being the nation’s oldest, continuously published magazine.

 

About Penton

 

For millions of business owners and decision-makers, Penton makes the difference every day. We engage our professional users by providing actionable ideas and insights, data and workflow tools, community and networking, both in person and virtually, all with deep relevance to their specific industries. We then activate this engagement by connecting users with tens of thousands of targeted providers of products and services to help drive business growth. Learn more about our company at www.Penton.com. Penton is a privately held company owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP