Frank Lessiter, chairman and editorial director of Lessiter Publications, Inc. (publishers of Farm Equipment, Rural Lifestyle Dealer, No-Till Farmer, Farm Catalog and Ag Equipment Intelligence) in Brookfield, Wis., received the 6th Annual Stephen Barr Award for Feature Writing from the American Society of Business Publications Editors (ASBPE) at its national banquet on July 16 in Washington, D.C.

The top individual writing award of ASBPE, the Stephen Barr Award honors individual writing in all editorial feature categories, especially work "that reflects inventiveness, insight, balance, depth of investigation and impact on readers."

The Stephen Barr Award is named for one of ASBPE's most honored journalists who died of cancer at the age of 43. The award and cash prize are endowed by Stephen Barr's parents.