Willie Vogt

Executive Director, Content and User Engagement,
Penton Farm Progress Group

Willie Vogt has been covering agriculture for more than 34 years from his early days at a weekly farm paper to his current position at Penton Farm Progress Group where he oversees an editorial business that includes 24 magazines and more than 29 websites. He has had the good fortune to cover key developments in agricultural technology during his career.

Willie graduated from Iowa State University in 1980 and eventually ended up in Minnesota. He joined Farm Progress full time in 1996 as technology editor and became Editorial Director in 2004. And recently he was named Executive Director, Content and User Engagement, for the Penton Farm Progress Group.

Spray tender system, welder, cultivator
New Product Monday returns after our Agritechnica-driven break, with new products we know you’ll be seeing a the winter farm shows.
Wrapping up Agritechnica coverage
In this final gallery from the big European show we cover a wide range from a unique way to move carts through the field to a robot weed puncher (we are not kidding).
The business of buying
As you look ahead for 2016, the global ag market looks a lot different than it did just two years ago. Here are top tactics for moving forward with a look at trends and issues to guide your decision making for next year, and beyond.
Agritechnica Report: Baling, precision and a robot tractor
In this installment of our Agritechnica report, we offer at a range of new tools. Some aren’t headed to North America yet, but show some interesting tech developments.
Agritechnica: Another round of tech and ideas
In this gallery installment we run through some new tools from Claas, check out a new planter prototype idea and dig into some other tech tools as well.
Europe's biggest farm show offers plenty
We captured some initial products and other fun from the first preview day for Agritechnica 2015. And this is just a start, we'll offer more to see later this week. Check out this initial gallery for more.
New website aims to sell you ag tires
There's a new way to buy tires with the launch of a new website from a Nebraska firm that has built a significant business in the new and used tire trade. Web-based approach offers farmers a new way to keep equipment rolling.
Digging into the science of cellulosic ethanol
DuPont has opened the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the country near Nevada, Iowa. Here's a look at the event, the issues surrounding ethanol, and details about the process and the innovations DuPont is bringing to renewable energy.
Deere to pick up Precision Planting
The long green line gets a little longer as John Deere buys Precision Planting from Monsanto’s Climate Corporation, and adds Monosem to planter tech lineup.
Remote support, handy carrier, irrigation tools and more
For this week's installment of New Product Monday we went a little farther, and perhaps wider, to find some new tools. Check out this week's choices to determine what might be right for your operation.
GMC tweaks HD pickups for 2016
In this gallery we wrap up our pickup truck coverage with a look at the Sierra HD lineup from GMC. The trucks get some added tech, and some key convenience features for 2016.
Tech to transition
One entry point for next-generation farmers could very well be technology. We connected with a farm transition expert who explored that idea in greater detail.
High-tech sprayer, super seed tender and compact tools
Hagie makes a statement with a new 1000-gallon sprayer featuring an innovative design; USC LLC is ready to meet your seed tending needs, no matter what your size; and new tools from Woods and Worksaver.
The need to upgrade
The soft market may be changing the direction buyers head for equipment from buying new, to enhancing existing machines. Here's a look at some interesting options for a range of operations.
Ram heavy duty trucks updated for 2016
As we finish our look at new pickups for 2016, the Ram Heavy Duty makers, have made some upgrades for the next model year. Check out the gallery for more information.

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