Meet Curt Harler, Freelance Writer


Curt Harler is a well-known author with expertise in agronomy and turfgrass; recycling and environmental issues; telecommunications and data networking; and books for children.
He is the recipient of the 1996 International Communications Association Industry Achievement award for his years of networking and communications writing. A former editor-in-chief of LANCASTER FARMING newspaper (the world's largest farm newspaper), he was Executive Editor of the farm group for HBJ, Edgell Publications and Advanstar. He was formerly editor-in-chief of COMMUNICATIONS NEWS. 

As a freelance writer, he writes for a diverse group of publications.

Curt is a popular speaker and moderator for many industry seminars and programs. His widely-read articles are respected for their leadership and insight. Over two dozen corporations and individual executives regularly call on Curt to prepare white papers or to ghost-write bylined articles for them.

He has written several books on topics ranging from network management to rock climbing, from Blues Clues to caving.

Curt has just completed his fifth term as Executive Vice President of the National Speleological Society and has stepped down to allow some fresh ideas. He is a Board member of the Cleveland Grotto of the NSS.

He is a member of the Penn State Alumni Blue Band Board of Directors (2018-2020).

Curt holds B.S. in agriculture from Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. from Ohio State in ag economics and rural sociology, and a B.A. in journalism from Penn State. He is married with three adult children and resides in Strongsville, Ohio.