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Farm Journal Staff Promotions Position Company for Future Growth

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Farm Journal Staff Promotions Position Company for Future Growth

Lenexa, Kan. (Feb. 9, 2023) — Farm Journal, the nation’s leading media company serving agriculture audiences, announces the promotion of several employees to lead the company into a new phase of service and growth.

“These internal promotions prove that the partnerships and alliances our team is building across the industry is positioning Farm Journal for bigger and better things for both our agriculture audiences and the clients we work with,” said Andy Weber, president of Farm Journal. “These employees will be leading the charge as we continue to serve the industry with data-driven services and industry-leading media platforms that reach target audiences across all ag sectors.”

Dustin Johansen has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Livestock. Since joining Farm Journal in February 2021, Johansen has taken increasing roles of responsibility and now leads the company’s livestock division. He grew up on a registered beef cattle operation in central Missouri and gained relevant experience at Caterpillar and Osborn Barr before joining Farm Journal.

Tyler Smith has been promoted to Vice President, Crops Sales. Smith’s role has continued to expand since he joined Farm Journal in April 2020. As an incredibly successful sales leader, he leads the company’s national crops sales and business development efforts.

Ben Gist has been promoted to Vice President, Enterprise Data & Insights. In this expanded role, Gist adds Market Research and Content Hub services to his charge, aligning all Enterprise Data and Market Insights services Farm Journal offers to the industry. He joined Farm Journal in May 2022.

Rebecca Bartels has been promoted to Vice President, Strategic Partnerships for Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative. Bartels has been a revenue leader around sustainability solutions since joining the company in January 2021. In this new role, she will lead the TIF business development team working across government, consumer brands, academia, ag tech, carbon, and emerging technologies markets and solutions.

Jennifer Perkins has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Talent Development. Perkins joined Farm Journal in April 2016 and has brought expertise and professionalism to the company’s strategic planning, organizational development and talent planning and recruitment efforts.

About Farm Journal

Farm Journal is the nation’s leading business information and media company serving the agricultural market. Started 146 years ago with the preeminent Farm Journal magazine, the company serves the row crop, livestock, produce and retail sectors through branded websites, eNewsletters and phone apps; business magazines; live events including conferences, seminars and tradeshows; nationally broadcasted television and radio programs; a robust mobile-text-marketing business; and an array of data-driven, paid information products. Farm Journal also is the majority shareholder of the online equipment marketplace, Machinery Pete LLC. Trust In Food is a Farm Journal initiative dedicated to accelerating the adoption of climate-smart and regenerative agriculture in ways that work for producers and enhance connection to consumers. In 2010, the company established the non-profit, public charity, Farm Journal Foundation, dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and empowerment.

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