Joy Powell is a journalist with a passion for covering agriculture. She writes for Farm Industry News on a variety of ag-related topics, including technology. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, she holds a journalism degree and has worked for the Star Tribune, Omaha World-Herald, Waterloo Courier and other newspapers and wire services. During her long tenure with the Star Tribune, she covered agriculture for years and calls it the beat she liked best. She has won a dozen state and national journalism awards.