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Kevin Leigh Smith

Agricultural Communication Service 

  • Communication Consultant Editor/Writer
  • Continuing Lecturer
765.494.9558
765.496.1117
AGAD Room 203

Youth Development and Agricultural Education 

  • Continuing Lecturer

Kevin Leigh Smith is responsible for editing and managing Extension and educational materials projects for the Agronomy, Botany and Plant Pathology, Entomology, Food Science, and Horticulture and Landscape Architecture departments. He also teaches YDAE 460 (Agricultural Publishing), which produces Destination Purdue, a magazine aimed at high school students. Smith joined AgComm in 2004, coming from the Lafayette Journal and Courier where he had been a copy editor for five years. Before that, he worked on his doctorate at Purdue University, earned his master’s degree from Colorado State University, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Purdue. Smith has more than 20 years of teaching experience at Purdue, Colorado State, and Ivy Tech State College.

Awards & Honors

(2013) Bronze Award for Media Relations Campaign. Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).

(2013) Certificate of Excellence in Publications. American Society of Agronomy.

(2013) Certificate of Excellence in Publications. American Society of Agronomy.

(2013) Gold Award for One- to Four-color Popular Publications. Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).

(2013) Gold Award for Technical Publications. Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).

(2013) Purdue Agriculture TEAM Award. Purdue University College of Agriculture.

(2012) Certificate of Excellence in Publications. American Society of Agronomy.

(2011) Gold Award for Technical Publications. Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).

(2010) Award of Excellence Publishing Special Interest Group (SIG). Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).

(2010) Gold Award for Exhibits. Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences (ACE).