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
Biological future: living pest control tools 1
To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products.
Precision agriculture on display
Precision tools for 2014 1
Farm shows had their fair share of new precision tools for farmers to check out from tough phones to new storage choices.
More to biotech than transgenic breeding  3
Technique that alters targeted plant genetics is new path to improved plants.
Gift guide for the farmer that has it all
Your holiday gift guide for the farmer on your list.
New AgYield service for profit planning on the farm 
New service aims to bring profit mapping to your desktop.
Tackling a range of planting issues 1
Farm shows offered a look at new planting tools for 2014 and beyond, check out this batch from the fall events.
Guess That Tractor: Answers Revealed 5

At the Agritechnica farm show last week in Hanover, Germany, editors Willie Vogt and Mark Moore found a lot of different tractor models. Here we quiz your tractor brand IQ in our Guess That Tractor game! We posted the gallery of 19 tractors in black and white with their brand names blocked out on Facebook earlier this week. In this gallery, we give you the answers.

10 Agritechnica post-show facts to consider 1

Halls crowded by both people and equipment, new technology as far as the eye could see and clear weather for all of the show brought people out in droves. Hosted at Deutsche Messe, the largest convention and event center in Germany, Agritechnica 2013 is an impressive site. Here are 10 key factors about the show from DLG - the show's organizer - to put it in perspective.

Wrapping the big show
We're winding down our coverage and as promised, we've delivered a gallery every day of this week. And this time around we've found a few more items you'll find interesting.
Uncovering new-tech solutions 2
Innovative solutions abound as companies seek to solve a range of challenges on European farms.
Farmers crowd in for second day of Agritechnica 1
The second full day of the big event drew quite a crowd to the Hannover, Germany agriculture technology event.
Finding hidden treasure in the Agritechnica halls 1
From four-wheel steering tractors of an axle free transport system, we're just getting started on the innovation trail.
Covering the territory of Agritechnica 1
The massive German show offers plenty to see, check out this Day 1 sampling from the event.
Smart cash and credit management will pay in 2014  2

The financial picture for agriculture in 2014 doesn’t look like it will face big changes — barring another drought or some other unforeseen issue. Yet there are signs ahead that call for specific tactics for smart cash management in the new year.

Farmland price slowdown for next year? 2

The rapid rise of land prices has a lot of people crying “bubble,” with some sales hitting astronomical amounts for typical Iowa farmland. Higher crop prices, along with solid yields, bolstered buyers’ efforts to expand their operations, but could things be changing in 2014?

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