Jodie Wehrspann

Senior Editor, Farm Industry News

Jodie has been a journalist for 15 years, specializing in machinery, technology and precision farming. Prior to Farm Industry News, she worked as a research analyst/editor for Rockwood Research, the former research arm of Farm Journal Media.

Jodie has won numerous writing awards including the Master Writer Program Award, Level IV, from the American Agricultural Editor's Association (AAEA). She has also been recognized for her technical writing skills by the American Society of Business Publication Editors and the Minnesota Magazines and Publications Association. Jodie is an active member of AAEA and currently serves on the board.

A former native of Montevideo, MN, Jodie earned a B.A. degree from the University of Minnesota and a Masters degree in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

Posts by Jodie Wehrspann

Precision farming roundup: New products for 2016

With all of the news ab out precision farming, it is easy to get lost in the headlines of product offerings. Over the summer we received dozens of....More

New standard to manage mixed equipment fleets

Thinking about your farm machinery inventory as a fleet may be a new idea, but managing those important assets in new ways will become increasingly....More

INDUSTRY INSIDER: Russ Green, Agco director of product and brand strategy

I remember the first time I met Russ Green, director of product and brand strategy for Agco. It was in the late 90’s,  right around the....More

2016 Model Year Combine Preview

In the last five years, manufacturers had to devote much of their R&D dollars to redesigning engines that met Tier 4 emissions....More

A day in the field with Syngenta's Gary Prescher

Last week, Syngenta invited Farm Industry News to a test site in Morgan, Minnesota, to showcase some of the company’s newest seed, seed....More

Crop measurement or modeling: which is better?

A lot has been in the press in the past few years about crop modeling. Using algorithms to define outcomes based on millions of data points from....More

New technical committee formed to standardize use of UAVs

Drones switched from becoming a gee-whiz gadget to a technology that has become part of our ag fabric last week when the American Society of....More

Stories you might want to read again

In the farm news business, it’s our job as editors and journalists not just to cover what’s hot, new and different but also do it in a....More

What four Iowa counties think of Trump

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump continues to make news. And, this week, Iowa has been part of his headlines. Yesterday, the Des Moines Register....More

Cover crops: The mechanics of how to plant

It’s hard to pick up a farm magazine these days without finding an article on cover crops. Why you should plant them, when you should plant....More