Sep 21, 2019

Meet Nate Birt


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Contact Nate:

Phone: 573.581.1585
Twitter: @topproducer360

Nate Birt serves as deputy managing editor of Top Producer. He previously spent his days interacting with Farm Journal Media fans on channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as social media and news editor. He also wrote about machinery for Farm Journal and

Nate is a graduate of the University of Missouri, from which he holds a master’s in journalism and bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science. He has worked as a web producer for the Detroit Free Press; as news and online editor at the Boonville (Mo.) Daily News; and as a local editor for AOL’s community news websites in St. Louis. He joined Farm Journal Media in 2012.

He owes his agricultural knowledge to his wife, Julie, and her family, longtime St. Charles County, Mo., residents who have been active in 4-H. They previously raised Oxford sheep. Nate, Julie and their sons, Micah and Titus, live in Mexico, Mo.



TPEN Reflection: Solutions

As your business grows, you begin to hit a "ceiling of complexity" where the way you’ve done it before needs to change if you are to continue your forward progress. Tillage practices, planting or harvest strategies, equipment changes, accounting, banking, risk management, human resources and family relationships are just a few areas in which you’ll experience growing pains. The peer group experience shows you that others have solved some of the problems you face, and that you have in fact solved other producers’ problems.

Take Action

Identify the three biggest challenges you face, write them down, discuss them in your business and come prepared to share them at your next peer group meeting.

On behalf of the TPEN facilitation team,

Lance Woodbury