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.

10 Agritechnica post-show facts to consider 1

Halls crowded by both people and equipment, new technology as far as the eye could see and clear weather for all of the show brought people out in droves. Hosted at Deutsche Messe, the largest convention and event center in Germany, Agritechnica 2013 is an impressive site. Here are 10 key factors about the show from DLG - the show's organizer - to put it in perspective.

Wrapping the big show
We're winding down our coverage and as promised, we've delivered a gallery every day of this week. And this time around we've found a few more items you'll find interesting.
Uncovering new-tech solutions 2
Innovative solutions abound as companies seek to solve a range of challenges on European farms.
Farmers crowd in for second day of Agritechnica 1
The second full day of the big event drew quite a crowd to the Hannover, Germany agriculture technology event.
Finding hidden treasure in the Agritechnica halls 1
From four-wheel steering tractors of an axle free transport system, we're just getting started on the innovation trail.
Covering the territory of Agritechnica 2
The massive German show offers plenty to see, check out this Day 1 sampling from the event.
Smart cash and credit management will pay in 2014  2

The financial picture for agriculture in 2014 doesn’t look like it will face big changes — barring another drought or some other unforeseen issue. Yet there are signs ahead that call for specific tactics for smart cash management in the new year.

Farmland price slowdown for next year? 3

The rapid rise of land prices has a lot of people crying “bubble,” with some sales hitting astronomical amounts for typical Iowa farmland. Higher crop prices, along with solid yields, bolstered buyers’ efforts to expand their operations, but could things be changing in 2014?

Buyer’s Guide 2014 1
Farm Industry News spoke with the experts to bring you a look at where farm input prices will be for 2014. Each forecast will be released throughout the week.
Grain handling tools for 2014
Farm shows offer look at new ways to manage key commodity during busy times, and in storage.
New irrigation technology from fall farm show  4
Husker Harvest Days showed off some new tools for watering crops.
European methods for preventing pesticide runoff  1
European farmers are looking at new ways to keep the pesticides they use on the farm. A “biobed” approach offers a self-contained way to process crop protection products. Microorganisms in the biobed’s soil break down the crop protection products.
Precision ag firms bolster data offerings
Enhanced Cloud data storage and remote rainfall management were a few of the high-tech offerings seen at this year's Farm Progress Show.
Innovative tool from Nuhn for churning lagoons
The Lagoon Crawler from Nuhn is a remote-control machine that will churn up the contents of livestock lagoons to get the most you can for farm fields.
Shining a spotlight on sprayer application tools
Major farm shows are a great place to capture top products in one place, here's a look at the latest in spraying equipment.

Continuing Education
New Course

Accredited for 2 hours/CCA Soil & Water credits. The 2,000 member...

Keeping crop protection chemicals on the crop for which they are intended has been a...

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×