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 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 is completing a term as Executive Vice President of the National Speleological Society. 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.