Jodie Wehrspann

Senior Editor,
Farm Industry News

Jodie has been a journalist for 15 years, specializing in machinery, technology and precision farming. Prior to Farm Industry News, she worked as a research analyst/editor for Rockwood Research, the former research arm of Farm Journal Media.

Jodie has won numerous writing awards including the Master Writer Program Award, Level IV, from the American Agricultural Editor's Association (AAEA). She has also been recognized for her technical writing skills by the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Minnesota Magazines and Publications Association. Jodie is an active member of AAEA and currently serves on the board.

A former native of Montevideo, MN, Jodie earned a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Jodie can be reached at 952-851-4681

Monsanto’s chief technology officer talks about the advancements in data science, crop modeling and what’s next for the company.
Video Demo: Picking the right spray nozzle
What nozzle should you use in the field? With changing crop protection products that's a more detailed choice than ever before.
Calculating payback of telematics
Does the use of telematics offer a return for your operation? A new calculator from John Deere aims to do just that.
7 tech trends we gleaned from the National Farm Machinery Show
Farm Industry News coverage of the 2016 National Farm Machinery Show reveals seven game-changers coming to farm machinery; and there's no sign the industry is putting the brakes on innovation.
Step-by-step conversion to make a tractor driverless
The Autonomous Tractor Corporation has a new kit - called AutoDrive - that converts a used tractor into a driverless machine. Here we offer the steps, and the process, for making that happen.
Video Demo: Summers’ new Spray Fill Xpress
New spray tender and batching system cuts filing times to under 7 minutes. Check out how this system can reduce tender time in the field.
Arama Kukutai of Finistere Ventures, investor partner with Bayer, talks about some recent venture funding projects that could change farming.
Video Demo: New Climate FieldView Drive and Script Creator
Two new Climate FieldView offerings let you log data and write seeding prescriptions from your iPad. Doug Sauder, Climate Corporation, shares a look at the benefits of the new systems.
Video Demo: The new Agco Vision cab
Company launches new console that becomes the common platform for all new machines heading to the U.S. market.
New online tool reviews fertilizer management products
Environmental Defense Fund launches new tool for managing crop nutrients called Nutrient Star. The program reviews performance of commercially available nutrient management tools.
7 issues on machinery makers' minds
Farm equipment executives share their vision of the future of agriculture, new technologies and ag advocacy ‘hot buttons.’
Rinse and go tech heading to market
New chemical loading system - Chem Blade ES - designed for tender supply trailers/trucks saves time and reduces risk of exposure. It will be offered by Hagie Mfg. later this year.
Getting the secrets from high-yield kings - Part 2
In the second of our two-part series we talk one-on-one with Fred Below, plant physiologist, University of Illinois, who is striving for higher yields.
Product demo: Central tire inflation system
Michelin demonstrates new automatic tire inflation system, available on Challenger tractors
Getting the secrets from high-yield kings - Part 1
In the first of a two-part series we connect with Randy Dowdy a past corn yield winner to find out what works, and what doesn't.

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