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

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

Polaris launches new category of SxS utility vehicle

Polaris announced today the formal launch of its Ranger Crew diesel side-by-side utility vehicle with an integrated multi-power system, a first for....More

Another step toward site-specific tillage

Case IH’s announcement yesterday of its new True-Tandem 345 seed bed disk harrows points to where tillage is headed in this country. The option....More

Teaser: Yamaha pulls the wraps off its first six-passenger off-road utility vehicle

Yamaha Motor Corporation today unveiled a six-passenger off-road utility vehicle called the Viking VI. Farm Industry News got a preview of the Viking....More

WI growers manage fleet with a single plug

Last week I travelled to Cuba City, WI, where brothers Joe and Matt Schweigert and crew had just finished up planting corn and soybeans. They....More

Dummies Guide to diesel engine oil

My recent trip to watch an engine teardown in Greensborough taught me a lot about oil. In order to cover the topic I had to do a little research....More

Dinner with Mike at Michelin

Mike Pantaleo, Sales....More

Robotic lettuce weeder headed to Midwest crops

Silicon Valley startup company Blue River Technology, Mountain View, CA, got a lot of press in 2013 when it unveiled a prototype robot that would go....More

Counterpoint: Solar power has a cost

Ron Schwartau, Board Member at Minnesota Rural Electric Association, gave an interesting counterpoint to the "Time to Consider Solar (Mar. issue....More

50 most innovative farm products

Each year, timed in sync with the National Farm Machinery Show and our own FinOvation Awards banquet, the American Society (ASABE) holds its annual....More

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