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

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

Two "kids" from McGill

Graduate students from one of Canada’s top research institutions talk about how machine vision is automating tasks like tillage on farms....More

Deere leads Google in self-driving race, cites the Robot Report

While doing some background research for a robotics story I’m working on for our August issue, I came across an article by Frank Tobe that I....More

Walmart’s Sustainability scorecard: How do you measure up?

Last week Robert Kaplan, director of sustainability for Walmart, announced he was moving on after four years of promoting sustainability at the world....More

Look who's blogging now

Look who’s blogging now....More

Hype or hope? When cars and tractors operate themselves

Whenever I read about autonomous cars and how they are projected to disrupt the auto market by 2025, I’m left to wonder about the benefits of....More

What Big Data analytics means for buyers

You’ve heard a lot about how you, as a farmer, can use Big Data analytics to help make better business decisions in your operation. But....More

The race to self-driving vehicles

Lux Research, a company we interviewed at the 2014 Ag Innovation Showcase, released a forecast last week for automation in cars.  In the....More

Sprayer set-up: A crash course on what to do

Last week we took you behind the scenes of a sprayer testing lab at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where graduate student Shane Forney and....More