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.

Digging into the certified pre-owned equipment process
Just what goes into those farm equipment certified pre-owned programs? Farm industry News visits a Kansas dealer to get the scoop.
Insider with AgLeader's founder
Al Myers saw a need for an on-the-go yield monitor, but he had no idea what that would really mean 23 years later.
Catching up with a non-stop baler
Vermeer continues field development of its continuous round baler machine. After winter testing in Florida, the machine has returned to the Midwest just in time for first cutting. Official launch date yet to be determined.
Precision application monitoring

The folks at SureFire Ag Systems have introduced a new Multi Flow sys­tem, which is an electromagnet flow-meter with no moving parts that moni­tors up to 48 rows on an implement while applying liquid product. Farm Industry News got an overview of the system at the National Farm Machinery Show in February.

Certified pre-owned machine programs grow
New and expanding programs are announced, we offer a comparison guide to show what's available from the major manufacturers.
Insider with Kubota
Todd Stucke takes on the sales and marketing role for Kubota with plenty of opportunities ahead.
Using technology for efficient farm practices
Illinois producer uses technology to bring information from field to office for maximum efficiency.
New fungicides for beating back diseases 1
Fungicides can play a key role in boosting yields. Here’s a look at a few new products for 2015.
Case IH offers midsize tractor upgrade, new Farmall models
Case IH offers a new-look Maxxum with an enhanced cab and other refinements.
Pickup maker aims to create a new class
You've heard of the half-ton pickup and the heavy duty pickup, now Nissan is aiming somewhere in the middle with the XD.
Need for speed 1
The rise of electric planter drives offers more precision and the ability to run faster than ever before.
Survey offers consumer insights on seed, crop tech 1
American Seed Trade Association conducted an interesting survey that looked at consumer attitudes and got some interesting findings.
Getting machines to communicate
Coordinating multiple machines in the same field is getting easier than ever.
Drones closer to legal use 2
Federal Aviation Administration issues proposed new rules for use of unmanned aerial vehicles.
14 new tools from Louisville 1
We're wrapping up our National Farm Machinery Show coverage with a final gallery, this time from exhibitors in the North Building.

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