Willie Vogt

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.

Articles
John Deere Rolls out 2015 Updates
9R series leads long list of new equipment heading to market next year. The 9RX prototype with its four-track design is a future-look at product, but there was plenty of new equipment announced for 2015. This gallery offers you a look.
Ford’s new aluminum pickup nears the market
UPDATED with more news about an innovative new feature. Announced in January, the 2015 F-150 with its all-aluminum body is nearing dealer showrooms. We roundup 7 things you might want to know, and one bonus for the Super Duty F series in 2017.
Encirca Yield Update
Predicting nutrients for yield management
DuPont Pioneer is launching a new service that allows farmers to do 'what if' scenarios in-season. The program is called Encirca Yield and is the latest addition to this precision management system.
Polaris rolls out new machines for 2015
We offer a first-look at several new machines from the utility vehicle maker, and a discussion of new features available for the 2015 line.
Recreational vehicle firm has ag history
Polaris didn't always build all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and snowmobiles.
New Holland CR10.90 combine
New combine series launched by New Holland
For the 2015 harvest, producers will have a new line of yellow machines that capitalize on 40 years of the company's dual rotor design. Launch includes biggest New Holland combine ever introduced.
Scenes from a student tractor pull
The 2014 International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition drew a big group of teams that challenged ag engineers, and more, to meet real-world challenges.
Caterpillar D Series track loaders designed from scratch
Caterpillar starts from scratch to design new D Series machines.
New heavy duty pickup hits showrooms
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD make public debut, we share some key features.
Vertical tillage business expands with 3 new tools
Three companies roll out new tools for a market that continues to show strength.
Field event offers drone demos
The Precision Aerial Ag Show slated for Decatur, Ill., in July will offer you a chance to see many new tools in action.
Top 10 technologies for the farm
The face of farm technology is undergoing another major change. Sensors, power and even cloud computing will be enhanced in the future. Deploying these technologies will be important in the next decade.
Taking the pickup off road
Ram was the first to offer four-wheel drive to the consumer market after WWII with the Power Wagon. Check out the latest version of this off-roader.
Ag of the future: Tech changing genetic potential of crops
Companies are turning to biological approaches for boosting crop yields. The range of approaches is varied, from seed treatments to new sprays. Alliances bring more horsepower to product development efforts.
Crop tech, fertility converge for higher yields
Increasing sophistication of fertilizer appli-cation and use will be key as farmers work to boost yields and maximize their genetic investment, says Alan Blaylock, Agrium.

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