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12 favorite photos of spring and summer12 favorite photos of spring and summer

Near summer's end is a good time to look back at where we've been over the last few months.

Ron Smith

August 24, 2018

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Shooting photos is one of the most enjoyable aspects of an ag writer’s job. We get to document the changing landscape as crops progress from planting to harvest, but, more importantly, we get to show the people who spend long hours planting, maintaining and picking grains, beans and cotton.

It’s also interesting, to us at least, to look back over a few months’ work and relive a few favorite assignments.

Here are some of my favorites shots from spring and summer.


About the Author(s)

Ron Smith

Editor, Farm Progress

Ron Smith has spent more than 30 years covering Sunbelt agriculture. Ron began his career in agricultural journalism as an Experiment Station and Extension editor at Clemson University, where he earned a Masters Degree in English in 1975. He served as associate editor for Southeast Farm Press from 1978 through 1989. In 1990, Smith helped launch Southern Turf Management Magazine and served as editor. He also helped launch two other regional Turf and Landscape publications and launched and edited Florida Grove and Vegetable Management for the Farm Press Group. Within two years of launch, the turf magazines were well-respected, award-winning publications. Ron has received numerous awards for writing and photography in both agriculture and landscape journalism. He is past president of The Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association and was chosen as the first media representative to the University of Georgia College of Agriculture Advisory Board. He was named Communicator of the Year for the Metropolitan Atlanta Agricultural Communicators Association. Smith also worked in public relations, specializing in media relations for agricultural companies. Ron lives with his wife Pat in Denton, Texas. They have two grown children, Stacey and Nick, and two grandsons, Aaron and Hunter.

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