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

2012 Farm Progress preview: What’s coming from AGCO

  With just one week before show time, we wanted to give you a sneak peek of some of the new products to be unveiled at the 2012 Farm....More

Self-propelled sprayers: Time to review the basics

  Self-propelled sprayers are out in full force on Midwest corn and soybean fields. So, we thought it would be a good time to review some....More

One tough ride

A little over a week ago, Team FIN tractor- and truck-tester Daryl Bridenbaugh got hurt while doing something he loved: driving his John Deere 4020....More

Sneak peek at stories we're working on this spring

  This spring, as farmers hit the fields, Farm Industry News editors will hit the road to bring you the latest news on products, trends and....More

Weed resistance drives new tillage sales

In our March cover story, we reported on the recent uptick in new tillage sales and reasons for the demand, those being excess crop residue and....More

Is the machinery buying frenzy over?

Farm equipment manufacturers project slight slowdown in sales over next three years. Sales of agricultural equipment are expected to taper off in....More

First impressions of robotic farming systems

Field reporter Daryl Bridenbaugh of Pandora, OH, got a firsthand look at two new machine-control systems that automate planting and grain harvest....More

Rain-delayed planting gives way to erratic crop conditions

Field reporter Daryl Bridenbaugh spots shelled corn, the perfect rain, and eerie red lights during travels through Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania....More

John Deere releases 2012 combine, tractor and sprayer pricing

  In all of our coverage of John Deere’s recent product launch event, what we didn’t include was pricing. That’s because....More

Team FIN Report: Daryl Bridenbaugh travels Ohio to report on seed farms, wind farms, and new Tier 4i-compliant tractors

  Team FIN product tester Daryl Bridenbaugh of Pandora, OH, sent us this report for the week of August 28, 2011:....More

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