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.

5 ag technology related stories that caught our eye
From the promise of wars over food to a new sight aimed at making you a better drone user, check out this wide-ranging look at agriculture technology.
5 things to consider when buying a tablet
A tablet can be a handy tool to have on the farm. Here are five considerations if you're in the market to buy a new one.
New tech makes more ethanol from corn kernels
Company perfects a system that captures fiber from the corn kernel to make more ethanol.
Tech to the max
What happens when a supplier retools with the customer in mind?
Putting Google Earth to use on the farm
One expert suggests a common tool that could help you pull a lot of different information into one place. Ever hear of Google Earth?
8 unique gifts for the farmer on your list
Check out these potential presents for that tough-to-shop-for farmer.
New player in nitrogen management
BASF rolls out Limus nitrogen management which will be available for the 2015 growing season.
New insecticide application tech announced
FMC creates total-system for use of Capture as a soil-applied product with innovative approach that goes 480 acres between fills.
Proposed side-by-side safety guidelines offer challenges
New proposed handling and performance capabilities raise a red flag for the makers of utility vehicles.
Celebrating a tire milestone
Michelin looks back on a decade of UltraFlex but shows work still continues on low-pressure tire tech.
New radial tire for irrigation equipment reduces compaction
The new radial tire from Dawson is a first for the irrigation industry.
Vermeer prototype machine makes balers non-stop
Vermeer rollout offers new balers, tech
From the N Series baler to that prototype non-stop baler, Vermeer is moving forward with new tech.
Rethinking oil type for severe service
Lower viscosity oils are rising in use, Chevron is aiming at a new middle ground designed for the newest high-efficiency engines and their special needs.
Making money on farm data
Innovative system collects your data but allows you to make money with companies that use it.
Supercharge your grain cart
Bigger carts are one way to enhance productivity, but what if your cart were smarter, too?

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