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

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

Farm equipment sales up in November

U.S. retail sales of tractors and combines were higher in November compared to last year at this time, according to a report released today by the....More

Fertilizer price wars?

The Twin Cities, MN, is home to major agriculture companies, so our staff, all local, are privy to talk around town about these giants like Cargill....More

Automation key driver ahead for machinery sales

Agrievolution Alliance, a global network of farm machinery associations, came out with its latest report today on how the farm machinery business is....More

What would you do with a 3D printer?

MakerBot, manufacturer of desktop 3D printers, today took another step toward what it calls the “Next Industrial Revolution” by....More

Complete this safety checklist

At the 2013 Farm Progress Show in Decatur, IL, Country Financial, the largest auto and home insurer in Illinois, was busy handing out flyers on....More

Buyer's guide to vertical tillage equipment

Buyers’ guide to vertical tillage equipment Vertical tillage is one of the most clicked on topics on our web site, and, according to....More