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.

Global tractor revealed at Sunbelt Ag Expo
Massey Ferguson is making a statement with the new 4700, the first in a three-series global line of tractors designed to boost the brand.
New Product Monday: a Kubota special
This week we run a special edition of New Product Monday with a look at some key new products rolled out recently by Kubota. The company is pushing ahead with its plan to boost market share and claim leadership in key areas.
First the 150, now the Super Duty goes aluminum
Ford launches 2017 Super Duty series with a range of new features, including a big change in the body. The lineup also includes a wide range of high-tech enhancements too.
Company hits milestone with 1 millionth vehicle
Kubota celebrates its 1 millionth wheeled vehicle made at its Gainesville, Ga., facility. The event offers a chance to relive some history for those involved from the beginning.
Clean-running skid-steers, big rig options and tech
This week's installment of New Product Monday includes tools from Bobcat, Kenworth, Topcon, Crustbuster and Superior, covering a pretty wide range of new tools.
Chevy Silverado 2016 update
This gallery offers some details on the 2016 Chevy Silverado line of light-duty pickup trucks. There aren't major changes, but quite a few interesting upgrades.
New mower-conditioners, irrigation tools and innovative tire app
Krone rolls out new EasyCut models, T-L adds GPS corner system, Valley launches high-tech variable rate irrigation tool, Lindsay creates full-featured upgrade system for any pivot and Michelin launches an app that tells you how much air your tires need.
Make the ‘smart’ phone choice
These days, keeping up with your business is a lot easier thanks to better mobile technology, but how to choose?
Company commits to national soybean plan
Bayer CropScience is going full out with Credenz in 2016, it's a major new brand in the soybean market.
Compact tractor, innovative switch and a tech bundle
This week New Product Monday offers products from Kubota, Trimble, netirrigate, USC and Precision Laboratories. Check them out to learn more about these new tools.
Bale wrapping, mowing, residue management and website upgrades
This week's New Product Monday installment offers another diverse lineup of items to consider. This time out there are two new products from Vermeer (we're showing you the prototype), new websites from MFS/York and Central Life Sciences, and Ace pump has a new innovation.
Scenes from a successful farm show
The Penton Agriculture events team is entering its last day for Husker Harvest Days and we share a few images from the show. Despite heat and wind, farmers traveled to the show to see the latest tools at work - and got field demos this year too!
Seed technology update
Industry offers more choices. Here's a look at a range of issues for the industry in 2016 that you may want to consider as you buy seed for the new year.
Cover crops, variable tillage depth and precision spreading
This installment of New Product Monday is diverse, as usual with a look at a range of tools you can put to use on the farm. From remote grain monitoring to a highly precise valve. Check out this week's offerings.
Agco launches products, updates at fall shows
From an all-new corn head to updates to its Challenger tractor line, the diversified company has been busy. We offer a deeper look at a new corn head, and other new products and improvements launched for 2015 and beyond.

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