Jodie Wehrspann

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

Articles
Next big thing for planters: Electric seed meters 3
Electric-motor-driven seed meters are the next big thing in planters, giving buyers a high-tech option to conventional metering systems.
4 tips for buying a used combine  1
Buying a used combine can save a lot of money, so we offer up these tips for going through the buying process.
Direct injection for sprayers is back
Sprayers equipped with direct chemical injection systems are coming back as a rinseless alternative to tankmixing.
FIN Follow-up: Kinze’s electric multi-hybrid concept planter
Q&A with Rhett Schildroth, senior product manager at Kinze Manufacturing
Kinze unveils concept electric planter that switches hybrids on the go
Kinze's major announcement is an industry first for planter technology.
New tool for quickly changing tire inflation pressures  3
Automatic tire inflation system lets you change inflation pressures on the go to match the operating conditions.
Breaking 7 ft: New, bigger tires for the farm
Tires are getting taller to carry heavier loads without increasing soil compaction. Farmers will have new size options in tires when buying their next tractor. New tire sizes are also changing the geometry and design of farm equipment.
LEDs lights for the shop: time to switch?
Upgrading to light-emitting diode (LED) technology can cut down on operating costs and offer longer life than conventional sources.
7 tips for handling diesel exhaust fluid this winter 1
Follow these instructions to keep diesel exhaust fluid safe, clean and pure over winter.
Farm machinery prices: Taking a breather for 2014 8
The 2014 Buyer’s Forecast from Farm Industry News offers insight into the projected prices for seed, crop protection, machinery, fertilizer, land and financing this week. Here we look at machinery prices for 2014.
How 3-D printing works for farm equipment parts 2
Here we bring you a visual tour of the steps of 3-D printing that eventually make a part to be used on a piece of equipment, along with some examples of the parts at work.
3-D printing technology: impact on agriculture 1
Printing parts in 3D is getting increased attention because of its novel applications. Farm machinery manufacturers use 3-D printers to make prototypes of parts overnight. And 3-D printers are reaching a price point that the average consumer can afford.
Test drive: the 2014 Yamaha Viking SxS utility vehicle 2

This month, Farm Industry News took a three-legged plane ride and drove 30 minutes by car to reach the Red Reflect Ranch, a 27,000-acre working cattle ranch just outside the town of Ten Sleep, Wy. The purpose of the trip was to test the new 2014 Yamaha Viking side-by-side (SxS) utility vehicle, which rolled off productions lines for the first time in August.

Test drive: The new Yamaha Viking SxS 2
Editor Jodie Wehrspann takes the new Yamaha Viking Side-by-Side 2014 model for a spin.
Gleaner moves up to Class 8 205
Last week, AGCO made a major announcement. The company unveiled the S8 Gleaner Super Series combines, which are the first Class 8 combines to hit the market.
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