Penton Media buys Farm Progress, boosts agricultural offerings

Penton Media today acquired Farm Progress, a holding company that includes 23 agricultural magazine titles, four expositions, digital and broadcast products as well as investment data.

Penton bought Farm Progress from Sydney-based Fairfax Media for $79.9 million. Farm Progress will become part of the Penton Agricultural Group, which Penton has described as “the largest, most diversified agriculture information business in North America.”

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