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

Demo of new shock-absorbing corn head

DragoTec offers chopping head advances with the new GT line including an innovative "shock absorber" design in the deck plates that aim to keep corn....More

The elegance of a robot

In the world of robots, the machine not only has to perform a wide range of tasks, but it also has to look good - at least in the competition I took....More

Driverless tractor getting closer to farms

Autonomous Tractor Company announces first sale of its diesel-electric hybrid powertrain - called eDrive - to Family Farms Group. The powertrain is....More

Lessons in grain handling and storage

Ag engineers tackle a lot of issues, including hunger - including how best to store grains produced in developing countries....More

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