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.

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?
Making the right hybrid choice
Selecting hybrid seed for that top-yield corn field may be tougher than ever. The key is ROI.
Case IH rolls out new tools
From a new Magnum with track tech to a planter that brings in new electric meters, Big Red offers new options for 2015. And Case IH is making a stand when it comes to who owns farmer-collected data: You. And this gallery offers a look at other new tools for 2015.
John Deere Rolls out 2015 Updates
9R series leads long list of new equipment heading to market next year. The 9RX prototype with its four-track design is a future-look at product, but there was plenty of new equipment announced for 2015. This gallery offers you a look.
Ford’s new aluminum pickup nears the market
UPDATED with more news about an innovative new feature. Announced in January, the 2015 F-150 with its all-aluminum body is nearing dealer showrooms. We roundup 7 things you might want to know, and one bonus for the Super Duty F series in 2017.
Encirca Yield Update
Predicting nutrients for yield management
DuPont Pioneer is launching a new service that allows farmers to do 'what if' scenarios in-season. The program is called Encirca Yield and is the latest addition to this precision management system.
Polaris rolls out new machines for 2015
We offer a first-look at several new machines from the utility vehicle maker, and a discussion of new features available for the 2015 line.
Recreational vehicle firm has ag history
Polaris didn't always build all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and snowmobiles.
New Holland CR10.90 combine
New combine series launched by New Holland
For the 2015 harvest, producers will have a new line of yellow machines that capitalize on 40 years of the company's dual rotor design. Launch includes biggest New Holland combine ever introduced.
Scenes from a student tractor pull
The 2014 International Quarter Scale Tractor Student Design Competition drew a big group of teams that challenged ag engineers, and more, to meet real-world challenges.
Caterpillar D Series track loaders designed from scratch
Caterpillar starts from scratch to design new D Series machines.
New heavy duty pickup hits showrooms
The Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD and 3500HD make public debut, we share some key features.
Vertical tillage business expands with 3 new tools
Three companies roll out new tools for a market that continues to show strength.

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