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.

New applicator rolls out at dealer show
John Deere turns up the heat on nutrient application with sneak peek of new machine.
John Deere launches the 9RX tractor line, and a lot more
New four-track machine to hit the market for 2016, and farmers can get their first look at the fall farm shows. Beyond that, we feature a wide range of new tools the company is introducing for the new model year.
New from Unverferth, FreedomAirFilters, Protrakker, Kuhn Mower and Worksaver
This week's installment of New Product Monday hits a number of key areas from nutrient application to equipment protection, from precision implement guidance to high-capacity mowing. Oh, and we're looking at a tool for moving snow.
Hybrid tech, seed treatments, new forage products rolling out
DuPont Pioneer offered visiting media a sort of 'data dump' on a lot of things happening in Johnston, Iowa. Check out this gallery for a look at what's on tap for the company for 2016 and beyond.
Investing in seed treatment research
Rising interest in seed treatment has many companies investing in new facilities, Syngenta broke ground recently on a significant $20 million expansion of its North America Seedcare Institute site in Stanton, Minn. It's one of 11 worldwide.
Celebrating 120 years by looking forward
New Holland is having a birthday in 2015, and while it's happy to look on its past, the emphasis is really on the future. From a new tractor series to an enhanced line of forage harvesters, the company is pushing forward.
Global event in Milan offers food focus
Expo Milano in Italy allows countries to showcase their technology and love of all things food. Countries offered their take on environmentally sound ways to feed the world.
Inside look at tractor rollout in Europe
New Holland launches its SmartTrax T8 lineup and revised T7 tractors in Europe and we were along as well. They do things a little differently, during a ride-and-drive. They get the same result, but we enjoyed the process. Check out this photo guide to the event.
Ramping up pickup truck choices 1
Chevrolet turns up the heat on the many ways you can get a Silverado, with specialized versions in both light-duty and heavy duty models. The added choices are packages targeted at a range of buyers, from those who like a racier look, to value buyers seeking a specific price point.
7 weather tools for farming 1
There are a number of tools for tracking the weather, and developers continue enhancing their approaches.
Digging into the certified pre-owned equipment process
Just what goes into those farm equipment certified pre-owned programs? Farm industry News visits a Kansas dealer to get the scoop.
Insider with AgLeader's founder
Al Myers saw a need for an on-the-go yield monitor, but he had no idea what that would really mean 23 years later.
Catching up with a non-stop baler
Vermeer continues field development of its continuous round baler machine. After winter testing in Florida, the machine has returned to the Midwest just in time for first cutting. Official launch date yet to be determined.
Precision application monitoring

The folks at SureFire Ag Systems have introduced a new Multi Flow sys­tem, which is an electromagnet flow-meter with no moving parts that moni­tors up to 48 rows on an implement while applying liquid product. Farm Industry News got an overview of the system at the National Farm Machinery Show in February.

Certified pre-owned machine programs grow
New and expanding programs are announced, we offer a comparison guide to show what's available from the major manufacturers.

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