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

High-speed tractor that breaks 40 mph

Back in 2000, we did a story on high-speed tractors called “Breaking the speed barrier.” In the article, JCB was credited for ....More

Buyers' market for farm equipment

With farm budgets tight and commodity prices down, 2015 is shaping up to buyers’ market for farm equipment. At the 2015 National Farm Machinery....More

Your next boardroom

I was doing some background research on a story I’m working on called next-gen cabs, specifically about some display screen interfaces that act....More

2015 Consumer Electronics Show: Your next cab

Over the weekend I heard a CBS radio interview with Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association, who said one thing that....More

Reader Commentary: "No holds barred" in Future of Farming

I’d like to thank a faithful reader from Missouri for setting me straight on an article we published in our December issue. On page 24, the....More

What 640 Labs purchase means for Climate Corp

In a Business Wire news release issued Monday, Monsanto's weather modeling company Climate Corp announced its purchase of data analytics company 640....More

When technologies go wrong

Remember the TV prank show, Candid Camera? It was one of my favorite shows growing up. Now it has been revived and modernized to fit popular culture....More

TREND WATCH: Grain bagging

Over the weekend I was visiting our family’s long-time friends, Mary, Arlen, and Sheila Hall, who had driven in from Kansas for our annual....More

Field test: Great Plains 2015 equipment at work

Great Plains gives viewers a look at its Model Year 2015 equipment line-up operating in the field....More

Life after the Bi-Rotor combine

Cousins Ralph Lagergren and Mark Underwood reached celebrity status when they sold the patent rights to their Bi-Rotor combine to John Deere.  A....More