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.

Tillage, seed tending and snow
This week's roundup of new products hits a lot of hot targets from tillage to material handling. It's another New Product Monday installment.
Big Red offers up some new tech
Case IH offers information about a new tractor series, some key upgrades to the 140-series combine line, and tillage and spraying offerings.
Prepping for the big show
Here are some pre-show Farm Progress Show images of people working ahead of the big event, and more. A lot goes into turning the site into a great venue for you to check out the latest in new farm tools
Mowing, big tires and moving fast
This week's installment of New Product Monday offers a look at a new flex-wing mower, a new side-by-side utility vehicle, a new air-drill from an unexpected player, an irrigation tire that doesn't go flat and new big tires that offer added flotation.
A farm show new product tease
We know there will be dozens of new tools and products to check out ahead of the fall farm shows, yet with Farm Progress Show ahead we thought we would whet your appetite for new tech with a look at these tools that will be on hand.
New applicator rolls out at dealer show
John Deere turns up the heat on nutrient application with sneak peek of new machine.
John Deere launches the 9RX tractor line, and a lot more
New four-track machine to hit the market for 2016, and farmers can get their first look at the fall farm shows. Beyond that, we feature a wide range of new tools the company is introducing for the new model year.
New from Unverferth, FreedomAirFilters, Protrakker, Kuhn Mower and Worksaver
This week's installment of New Product Monday hits a number of key areas from nutrient application to equipment protection, from precision implement guidance to high-capacity mowing. Oh, and we're looking at a tool for moving snow.
Hybrid tech, seed treatments, new forage products rolling out
DuPont Pioneer offered visiting media a sort of 'data dump' on a lot of things happening in Johnston, Iowa. Check out this gallery for a look at what's on tap for the company for 2016 and beyond.
Investing in seed treatment research
Rising interest in seed treatment has many companies investing in new facilities, Syngenta broke ground recently on a significant $20 million expansion of its North America Seedcare Institute site in Stanton, Minn. It's one of 11 worldwide.
Celebrating 120 years by looking forward
New Holland is having a birthday in 2015, and while it's happy to look on its past, the emphasis is really on the future. From a new tractor series to an enhanced line of forage harvesters, the company is pushing forward.
Global event in Milan offers food focus
Expo Milano in Italy allows countries to showcase their technology and love of all things food. Countries offered their take on environmentally sound ways to feed the world.
Inside look at tractor rollout in Europe
New Holland launches its SmartTrax T8 lineup and revised T7 tractors in Europe and we were along as well. They do things a little differently, during a ride-and-drive. They get the same result, but we enjoyed the process. Check out this photo guide to the event.
Ramping up pickup truck choices 1
Chevrolet turns up the heat on the many ways you can get a Silverado, with specialized versions in both light-duty and heavy duty models. The added choices are packages targeted at a range of buyers, from those who like a racier look, to value buyers seeking a specific price point.
7 weather tools for farming 1
There are a number of tools for tracking the weather, and developers continue enhancing their approaches.

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