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

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.
When vehicles connect
Agco’s David Webster guides us on a journey of how telemetry and connected vehicles will usher in the next wave of machinery automation.
New report finds Millennials prepared for farming
Young people entering agribusinesses share their views on farming in FarmNext study completed by the YI Advisors.
AgriGold adds soybeans to seed portfolio
AgriGold, the company known for producing seed corn since 1936, today announced it is expanding its offerings to soybeans. The announcement was made at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, KY.
New tractor retrofit package eliminates need for driver
Autonomous Tractor Corporation, the maker of the Spirit concept tractor, shows a retrofit package that will make used tractors operate themselves.
New tool logs field data
Data analytics tools are hungry. They require a lot of data to crunch, because the more data, the more accurate the information and the more ways you can slice, dice, and analyze it into something that makes sense for the average user.
Thinking in-furrow for improved performance
In-furrow application of a wider range of crop inputs is gaining ground to get the seed off to a good start. It will change the way you raise a crop in the future.
2015 crop benchmark analysis shows missed revenue
Data analytics company FarmLink releases report showing that approximately 1/3 of U.S. farm operations could have earned additional revenue in 2015, totaling $8.1 billion.
INDUSTRY INSIDER: Speeding ahead
We caught up with Kawasaki’s Kevin Allen, public relations manager, at a recent media event to get his insight on the new Mule, the utility vehicle market and what’s next for the company.
Video Demo: Check out the new Kawasaki Mule cab transition process
Kawasaki has launched a new Mule Pro side-by-side with a host of features. One that's hard to beat is the ability to switch from one-row to two-row configuration quickly.
Stepping up to diesel
Kawasaki’s new diesel Mule Pro-DX and DXT side-by-side utility vehicles are targeting farmers, who already have a store of the right fuel on hand.
Power shopping for farmers
We offer our take on 8 great gift ideas for the farmer, or future farmer, in the house. And many are less than $50, which is great when you're doing Christmas on a budget.
Robot wars
Student engineers were challenged to develop robots that can measure key features of a soybean plant for a 2015 competition.
Harvest head easier on corn
DragoTec brings suspension technology to corn heads to reduce ear bounce and lost kernels with new Drago GT head. Company also redesigns chopper offering first-ever dual design.
Smart combine at work
Adaptive machine control settings are closing the gap on human error. In this example, Claas has a system in the Lexion combine that can turn any operator into a pro.

Continuing Education
New Course
The 2,000 member Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) Herbicide Resistance Action...
Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...