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.

Future food demand, auto-driving rules and Dropbox
Food demand is a hot topic, a new report reviews that; we look at the levels of autonomous driving; and talk smart phones, Dropbox and old electric car batteries.
Sprayer cleanout – a refresher
With new-tech herbicide tools coming online, here are 7 steps to follow for best results in your operation.
Wrapping up our sneak peek for Farm Progress Show
While there will be many more tools to see at the show, we've exhausted our advance look at products you might see at the show with this gallery.
Self-driving cars, innovation, Tinder for tractors
There's a little ag and plenty of innovation in this week's Tech Five installment, where we delve into the possibility that Ford may have self-driving cars, and more.
Solving a little field day mystery
We all love to see how crop protection products perform, but you ever wonder how they get the "check plots" to look so good?
Hacking cars, smaller phones and a crushing bonus
Technology shows up in some interesting places from ways they're using glue in your next vehicle, to cheap laptops.
Ford Super Duty F nears dealerships
We offer up a look at a few more features, and some of the testing that this new rig has gone through on its way to market.
New player enters UTV market
Looks like the side-by-side market remains robust, with Yanmar entering the business
Remote sensing reawakens
Longtime concept of measuring crop progress gains ground with new tools and tech to put information to work.
Building on our sneak peek ahead of the big shows
We offer a look at more products you'll be able to get up close and personal with in Boone, Iowa in just a few weeks.
Olympic apps, measuring crop yields and web speeds rise
This installment of Tech Five gives you a leg up on the right apps to track the Olympics, news that Internet speeds are rising and even a story about a company predicting ag yields.
Company takes innovative approach to new fertilizer
Using organic matter, for almost any source, this new company can create a crop nutrient that promises to offer a range of benefits.
A penchant for precision

Jon Rose once grid-sampled a field by hand, meticulously laying out 100-square-foot grid blocks and collecting soil samples. That was 20 years ago...he's come a long way.

Getting a look at Farm Progress Show products
New Product Monday, for the next few weeks, will offer a look at some of the products you can find at the 2016 Farm Progress Show.
Windows update, tougher phone glass and drones at work
Tech Five offers insight on an update for Windows 10, Gorilla Glass 5, an Amazon drone test, an electric semi, and do you have too many apps on your phone?

Continuing Education
New Course
The 2,000 member Weed Science Society of America’s (WSSA) Herbicide Resistance Action...
Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...