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

Your next farmer

Every farmer has a daughter, rhetorically speaking. And, if you’re lucky, many of those daughters will grow up to be farmers....More

Big-name players join FarmLink advisory board

Just two weeks after releasing its benchmark report on missed crop revenue opportunities, data analytics company FarmLink announced the creation of....More

Technology’s next wave

In the last few years we’ve written a lot of articles on sensors, telematics, canbus, big data, and other hot-button technologies that are....More

10 fascinating people in agriculture

Industry insiders from companies in agriculture share key trends and technologies changing farming. We've rounded up 10 from 2015 to review....More

A ride in the Polaris Ranger

Over the Thanksgiving weekend I had the chance to drive my dad’s Polaris Ranger XP 900. He has owned a Ranger for many years, and each time I....More

What Big Data analytics means for buyers

Information expert shares insights into how data are used on the consumer side, offering insight for ag, too.>....More

Driverless tractor shown on TV

Autonomous Tractor Corp. gets a little play on a Fargo TV station, and there's a discussion of how their automated tractor tech works....More

Demo of new shock-absorbing corn head

DragoTec offers chopping head advances with the new GT line including an innovative "shock absorber" design in the deck plates that aim to keep corn....More

The elegance of a robot

In the world of robots, the machine not only has to perform a wide range of tasks, but it also has to look good - at least in the competition I took....More

Driverless tractor getting closer to farms

Autonomous Tractor Company announces first sale of its diesel-electric hybrid powertrain - called eDrive - to Family Farms Group. The powertrain is....More