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Source: Penton Agriculture news release

Penton Agriculture, the nation's most powerful ag information network, announces the addition of veteran beef industry journalist Alan Newport to its beef content team to lead content direction for Beef Producer and BEEF Vet.

Newport's extensive beef industry experience includes most recently as Editor of Drovers, Drovers CattleNetwork and Drovers Cow-Calf.

Previously, Newport handled content direction of Penton Agriculture's Beef Producer brand where he developed a significant blog following, adept feature content creation and reader and user recognition and rapport.

"Alan has deep industry, cattle production and beef content knowledge that he brings and will draw upon as a communicator and content director," said Willie Vogt, executive director, content and user engagement, Penton Agriculture. "His skills complement our current industry-recognized beef content team."

Beef Producer engages and informs beef operators with its website, app, biweekly newsletters and print vertical content section serving key beef producers demographically delivered within Penton Agriculture's 17 state and regional brands.

BEEF Vet is a critical information resource that serves bovine practitioners working in the beef industry with management tools, strategies and business practices.

Burt Rutherford continues as content lead on the company's BEEF branded properties. BEEF is the authoritative source of business management and production insight for U.S. beef cattle industry professionals.

"Penton Agriculture has long served a leading position in the beef industry," said Greg Frey, Penton Agriculture market leader. "Alan's skills as well as the wide-spread producer and industry recognition that he has cultivated over the years underscores the significance of his addition to our staff."

Penton Agriculture's content is one of excellence and is trusted and relied upon by the nation's farmers, ranchers, producers and agribusiness. Our network of experienced on-staff editors inform, engage and advance critical agriculture business decisions with insights, networking and ideas.

The company's unequaled audience engagement connects and advances the business of agriculture each and every day. It's all part of Penton Agriculture's position as the industry's Agricultural Information Leader™.

About Penton Agriculture

Penton Agriculture,, 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, Penton Agriculture is connected to nearly all of the nation's most economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers. This comprises nearly 80% of the 2.2 million farms and ranches in the U.S., and an estimated 85% of the nation's annual agricultural gross domestic product.

About Penton

Penton is an innovative information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Our products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs. Penton is the way smart businesses buy, sell and grow.

Headquartered in New York, Penton is privately owned by MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @PentonNow.

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