A woman in a teal shirt with glittery details around the neck leans against a weathered wooden gate. Her arms are crossed and she's smiling.

Jenny Schlecht


Jenny Schlecht is Agweek's director of ag content. She serves as editor of Agweek, Sugarbeet Grower and BeanGrower. She lives with her husband and two daughters on a farm and ranch in Medina, North Dakota — a perfect vantage point for writing agriculture and rural news.

Jenny grew up on a farm and ranch outside Billings, Montana. She graduated from the University of Mary with a bachelor's degree in communications and a minor in psychology. She previously worked as a police and courts reporter and assistant city editor at the Bismarck (N.D.) Tribune.

Jenny can be reached at jschlecht@agweek.com or 701-595-0425.

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld California's Prop 12, but the decision and its dissents left open possibilities for new ways to fight the law that curtails tight confinement of some livestock.
All drivers — whether of passenger vehicles or farm equipment — need to be cautious and share the road this growing season.
The pork industry says the U.S. Supreme Court’s split decision to uphold California’s Proposition 12 law will create hardships for pork producers, consumers and animal health.
The North Dakota Soybean Council's director of market development recently stepped back from her full-time job to work part time at her local rural day care. A shortage of child care is the reason.
Agweek is starting a series on rural child care. Agweek publisher Katie Pinke and editor Jenny Schlecht tell their rural child care stories and the reasons for the series.
The fences are in rough shape after the long North Dakota winter. And the people fixing the fences aren't all that different. But spring may finally have come, and we'll shake off the rust.
Farming is on track nationally, but in the upper Midwest, progress has been slow. Iowa farmers are ahead, but planting has been slow in South Dakota and Minnesota and nonexistent in North Dakota.
What does a spoiled farm cat do with his day? The world may never know. But Jenny Schlecht has learned to keep doors locked when Lollipop the cat is around.
North Dakota has three soybean crush plants in the works. Those largely will produce soybean meal for animal feed. But a big and growing piece of the puzzle is biofuels made from soybean oil.
A long, difficult winter definitely has been made easier by people like weather forecasters, smart school leaders, plow operators and helpful neighbors, Jenny Schlecht says.