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

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

What you didn't know about drones

Every week we get news releases on a new drone developed by xyz inventor or company and what it can do in terms of fly time and distance, image....More

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