Farm Progress announces new National Hog Farmer editor

Farm Progress welcomes Ann Hess as editor of National Hog Farmer, the nation’s leading information resource serving the pork industry.

August 31, 2018

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Farm Progress announces new National Hog Farmer editor
Ann Hess, Content Director

Farm Progress’ National Hog Farmer names Ann Hess as its editor to cover the pork industry. She brings solid work experience in journalism and the animal health and nutrition industry to her new role. She joins its team the first week of September.

“We’re excited to have Ann join the team,” says Willie Vogt, Farm Progress executive director of content and user engagement. “National Hog Farmer is part of our dynamic livestock group and provides the industry-critical research and market information daily.”

Hess worked for global animal health company Alltech for 12 years and most recently was a staff writer for, where she covered agricultural topics, and helped build and develop that brand’s FFA feature.

A native of South Dakota, Hess holds a B.A. degree in journalism from the South Dakota State University. Hess lives with her husband and two children in Brookings, S.D.

Farm Progress’ award winning content is one of excellence and is trusted and relied upon by the farmers, ranchers, producers and agribusiness. Our network of experienced on-staff editors informs, engages and advances critical agriculture business decisions with insights, networking and ideas. The company’s unequalled audience engagement connects and advances the business of agriculture each and every day. It’s all part of Farm Progress’ position as the industry’s Agricultural Information Leader.

About National Hog Farmer and Farm Progress
National Hog Farmer, the nation’s leading information resource for pork producers and industry leaders, is one of Farm Progress’ information resources, part of the nation’s most powerful information network that includes additional national and state/regional ag content brands, events and more agricultural and related industry information resources. Farm Progress Show, the nation’s largest outdoor farm show, is one of its world class events.

As part of Informa’s Global Exhibition Division, Farm Progress 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 local and national publications, Farm Progress enables the nation’s most economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers to connect and do business. It serves nearly 80% of the 2.2 million farms and ranches in the United States, and an estimated 85% of the nation’s annual agricultural gross domestic product.

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