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Kurt Lawton

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Covers:  soil, soybeans, water quality, agronomics, management, crops, conservation, corn, farming/agriculture, technology, gps

Farm writer, craft beer hunter, homebrewer, meat smoker, trail hiker, conservationist. City dweller with farm roots. Twins, Vikings and ISU Cyclones fan

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Biography

Editor of national agricultural magazine/website that reaches 150,000 corn, soybean and wheat farmers, called Corn & Soybean Digest. www.csdigest.com

30+ years experience in agriculture--as a journalist, freelance writer/photographer and PR/social media counselor. Raised on Iowa farm, obtain...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Managing Editor for a new product/new technology magazine for farmers, called Farm Industry News.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Absolutely. All through J-School and first 4-5 years of my writing career.

How is social media changing news?

Twitter is breaking news and sharing stories; Facebook is about sharing opinions and beliefs along with news and lead gathering.