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Lia Guthrie – Publisher/Vice President
A native of Leland, Miss., Guthrie grew up on a family farm. She graduated from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and a master’s degree in Agricultural Extension and Education. While in graduate school, she studied under cotton geneticist Dr. Bill Meredith at the USDA-ARS Delta States Research Center in Stoneville, Miss. After graduation, Guthrie worked for Cotton Grower magazine as field editor, followed by five years as a market news reporter for the USDA-AMS Flue-Cured Tobacco Division.

She was heard daily on regional radio programs with market reports for the area. Guthrie began writing for Cotton Farming in 1992. She became regional sales representative in 1993. She was promoted to national accounts manager in 1995 and associate publisher in 2000. Guthrie served on the executive committee of the National Agri-Marketing Association for three years, and she participated in the program committee for the Cotton Foundation. She became vice president/publisher in 2005.

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Lia Guthrie
Publisher/Vice President
Mobile: (901) 497-3689
lguthrie@onegrower.com

Carroll Smith – Editor
Carroll Smith is a veteran agricultural journalist with more than 17 years of experience. She is editor of Rice Farming and senior writer for Cotton Farming, as well as Special Projects manager for all publications owned by One Grower Publishing. She worked on the magazines in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and rejoined the staff in 2005 when One Grower Publishing purchased the magazines.

Smith, former editor of Mid-South Farmer and Louisiana Farmer magazines, has also worked at Cotton Grower magazine during her long and distinguished career.

A native of Ferriday, La., Smith grew up on a family farm where her father grew cotton, soybeans, wheat and sorghum. She has lived and worked in the Mid-South throughout her magazine writing career and has covered and written about all crops grown in this production region.

staff_csmithShe has earned numerous awards for her writing – including two second-place awards from the American Agricultural Editors Association. Smith holds a B.S. degree in English and Mathematics from the University of Southwestern Louisiana and an M.A. degree in English from Delta State University.

Carroll Smith
Editor
Phone: 901-326-4443
csmith@onegrower.com

Amanda Huber – SE Editor
Amanda Huber has been the editor of Peanut Grower magazine since 1999 and Southeast editor of Cotton Farming since 2000.

Huber’s experience in the peanut industry began in 1992 when she served as executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association. Through this experience, she gained a knowledge and understanding of the industry by being involved in various issues and events, including the 1996 Farm Bill.

By continuing to be actively involved in the industry, Huber is better able to identify topics and provide news stories to fulfill the mission of Peanut Grower. She also attends meetings and field days to provide news and information for Cotton Farming.

Huber, a Florida native, attended the University of Florida where she earned two bachelor’s degrees in agronomy and agricultural communications in 1992. In 2002, she completed a master’s degree in agricultural communications.

staff_ahuberHer current occupation combines two of her passions: agriculture and writing. Huber now lives on the family farm in Bronson, Fla., where she grew up.

Amanda Huber
Southeast Cotton Editor
Fax: (352) 486-7009
ahuber@onegrower.com

Vicky Boyd – Managing Editor

Vicky Boyd is a veteran agricultural journalist with more than two decades of experience. She also is editor of Soybean South and Rice Farming, all publications owned by One Grower Publishing. She worked on Rice Farming for eight years in the late 1990s to mid-2000s before it, along with several other magazines, were sold to One Grower Publishing. Boyd rejoined the staff in 2015 when long-time Cotton Farming editor Tommy Horton retired, and then-Rice Farming editor Carroll Smith took over Cotton Farming.

Boyd has covered myriad crops and has written for several regional and national publications during her career.

Growing up, Boyd was active in 4-H. She has lived and worked in Florida, Texas and the West.

Vicky BoydShe has earned numerous awards for her writing, including four trade journalism honors from the Fresno County Farm Bureau. Boyd holds a B.A. degree in technical journalism with minors in agriculture and natural resources from Colorado State University.

Vicky Boyd
Managing Editor
Phone: (209) 505-3612
vlboyd@onegrower.com

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