September 14, 2010 – Penton Media began rolling out reengineered versions of nine sites from its Agriculture Group this week.,, and are all now enhanced with new navigation, more updates and interactive additions like blogs, video, podcasts and webinars.

This news was brought to us by Min Online’s article, “Penton Relaunches Ag Group Sites as Web-First Products”. Five other properties in the Penton Agircultural Group, including and, will relaunch in the next few weeks. The architecture is more modular so editors can add new features easily. They state their goal is to ensure that the digital content is written for the Web, not to just post the print content online. Every vertical has its own taxonomy, but they plan to transfer all of the sites over onto the same platform and framework, using the same content strategy across the board, but specific to each market.

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Melody K. Smith

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