Bachelor, University Kentucky, 1957. Master of Arts, Michigan State University, 1977.
Field editor Kentucky Farmer, Tennessee Farmer, Indiana Farmer magazines, Louisville, 1959-1960. Associate editor Kentucky Farmer, Tennessee Farmer magazines, 1960-1961. Editor Tennessee Farmer, Nasville, 1961-1962.
Managing editor Michigan Farmer, Lansing, 1962-1966, editor, 1966-1976. Vice president, editorial director Harvest Public Company, Cleveland, 1976-1978, senior vice president editorial, production and circulation, 1978-1981. Group public, general manager Specialized Agricultural Publications, Inc., Raleigh, North Carolina, 1980-1981, chief executive officer, since 1982, president, since 1983.
Public Tobacco Reporter, Flue Cured Tobacco Farmer, Peanut Farmer magazines, since 1982. Public, editor Rice Journal, since 1986. Lecturer journalism Michigan State University, 1970-1973.
Active Michigan Health Council, 1966-1977, Michigan Rural Safety Council, 1966-1977, Michigan Pork Council, 1968-1975. Member poultry advisory committee Michigan State University, 1967-1969, dairy advisory council, 1969-1975.
Associate chairman National Amateur Athletic Union Tae Kwon Do Junior Olympics subcommittee, 1977-1980. Served with Army of the United States, 1957-1959. Member American Agricultural Editors Association, Agricultural Criculation Managers Association, American Management Association, Michigan Agricultural Conference (board directors), American Society Business Press Editors, Michigan Kang Duk Won Association (president 1970-1973, adviser 1973-1980), American Midwest Tae Kwon Do-Karate Federation (president 1973-1975, adviser 1975-1980), Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Agribusiness Council, Sigma Delta Chi.
Married Mary Patricia Castle, December 8, 1968. Children: Scott Dayton, Gregory Trent, Leslie Ann, Peter Scott, Joseph Paul, Heather Lynn.