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.

Tips for telling the biotech story
Kevin Folta has been a public face in the anti-GMO battle, he offers insight into how we can tell our story. He explains the importance of gaining consumer trust as new tech becomes available.
Greenpeace founder pushes hard for Golden Rice

It's not news that Patrick Moore is frustrated with the folks at Greenpeace. While he was an original founder of the group, and in speeches touts the work he did to help save the whales, and protect baby seals, he parted ways when the organization focused more on the "green" in its name rather than the "peace." And all of his focus now is on Golden Rice.

Electric steering, new compact tractor, robot barn cleaner
New Product Monday returns this week with a wide range of new items for everything from working on the farm to enjoying your time off.
Drones vs. eagles, cell phone recall and NFL on Twitter
In this week's installment of Tech Five it turns out we're getting more connected to our devices than ever before – until they catch fire.
A little tech talk with Bayer

During last week's global media conference for Bayer – called the Future of Farming Dialog – one issue came that is of interest to Farm Industry News – digital farming. It's a phrase being heard more in agriculture, and at Bayer it has some significance as the company makes investments in this area.

Final prep for a big farm show
We spent some time going around the show site at Husker Harvest Days, and check out what we found – besides prep, we also got a glimpse of some hot tools on the site.
Future predictions, x-ray vision, tech advancement
From Star Trek to gene editing, from tech adoption to exploding cell phone batteries, this installment covers a wide range of hot happenings this week.
New balers, combine tech and forage-making tools
Claas had a lot going on at its Farm Progress Show exhibit, check out their latest news.
What does a bio-control future look like?
BASF shares its work on biologicals and how they're using conventional formulation techniques to maximize these new-tech products.
Agco farm show launch highlights range of machines
From the official launch of the Challenger 1000 to new machines in the global tractor line, the company shares the latest.
A closer look at the Tribine
Innovative harvester moves from prototype to the field with a big Farm Progress Show debut.
Keeping on top of it all
New tech tools are making it easier for Jeremy Jack to help manage the family farm business precisely.
Taking a look at the latest from New Holland
CNH brand rolls out its own automated tractor prototype, but also launches new real-world tech during Farm Progress Show.
Company makes statement with robot tractor
Case IH previews autonomous machine prototype along with new tillage and application equipment during the 2016 Farm Progress Show.
Ahead of Farm Progress Show, Deere makes announcements
Some of the products were previewed earlier, but a new spray nozzle, and a folding corn head, along with software news are worth checking out.

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