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.

Make the ‘smart’ phone choice
These days, keeping up with your business is a lot easier thanks to better mobile technology, but how to choose?
Company commits to national soybean plan
Bayer CropScience is going full out with Credenz in 2016, it's a major new brand in the soybean market.
Compact tractor, innovative switch and a tech bundle
This week New Product Monday offers products from Kubota, Trimble, netirrigate, USC and Precision Laboratories. Check them out to learn more about these new tools.
Bale wrapping, mowing, residue management and website upgrades
This week's New Product Monday installment offers another diverse lineup of items to consider. This time out there are two new products from Vermeer (we're showing you the prototype), new websites from MFS/York and Central Life Sciences, and Ace pump has a new innovation.
Scenes from a successful farm show
The Penton Agriculture events team is entering its last day for Husker Harvest Days and we share a few images from the show. Despite heat and wind, farmers traveled to the show to see the latest tools at work - and got field demos this year too!
Seed technology update
Industry offers more choices. Here's a look at a range of issues for the industry in 2016 that you may want to consider as you buy seed for the new year.
Cover crops, variable tillage depth and precision spreading
This installment of New Product Monday is diverse, as usual with a look at a range of tools you can put to use on the farm. From remote grain monitoring to a highly precise valve. Check out this week's offerings.
Agco launches products, updates at fall shows
From an all-new corn head to updates to its Challenger tractor line, the diversified company has been busy. We offer a deeper look at a new corn head, and other new products and improvements launched for 2015 and beyond.
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.

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