CSD Editor Kurt Lawton accepts Ruth White Media Award

CSD Editor Kurt Lawton accepts Ruth White Media Award

Kurt Lawton's goal is to help the farming community think differently.

The Mid America CropLife Association (MACA) honored several industry, media and academic leaders at its recent annual meeting in Bloomington, Minnesota.

The Ruth White Media Award is presented to an individual who’s demonstrated an evidence of consistent, objective and accurate reporting on American agriculture and the myriad of issues involved in modern agriculture, including the CropLife industry.  This year’s winner is Kurt Lawton, Director of Content for Penton Agriculture which includes Corn+Soybean Digest.           

Kurt’s goal is to help farm business owners/managers think differently about their crop production, technology, conservation, and data management practices to achieve greater satisfaction in their professional and personal lives. 

He does that by directing the editorial planning and execution of content across the magazine, website and other digital product entities for Penton Agriculture's Corn+Soybean Digest.    

As a result of Kurt’s efforts, farmers throughout the Midwest and entire country know more crop protection products available, as well as the their uses and benefits to ensure a safe and abundant food supply.

He’s also worked at DTN/The Progressive Farmer as the Crops Technology Editor, Rooster.com and Farm Industry News.

Kurt is a graduate of Iowa State University, with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Journalism, and from the University of San Francisco, with a Master's Certificate in Internet Marketing.

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