Willie Vogt

Editorial Director, Farm Progress - Penton Media

For more than 30 years Willie Vogt has covered the "hardware and software" of agriculture from hard iron to biotech to crop protection. In this blog he'll deal with issues surrounding the challenges in agriculture from a number of perspectives. Challenge him, comment, and engage. And let's all enjoy the ride.

Posts by Willie Vogt

Making the right argument

In the discussion of biotechnology, a new effort by key commodity groups talks benefits not science. Their argument: Moving away from biotech is a....More

A hurricane, a farm structure maker and the future

Haiti devastation shows better buildings needed, an ag structure maker has a solution that proved it could stand up to a hurricane....More

Permission to farm

There's an interesting, and loud, group of detractors out there for any use of tech in ag. It may be your biggest challenge....More

A passion for pulses

Around the world they call them pulses, here in the U.S. we call them beans. Either way Irvin Widders is enthused about the potential for this....More

Mergers, acquisitions and the future

Latest news from Bayer-Monsanto shows continued shakeup of the ag industry where a lot of forces are at play. A little perspective....More

The rise of digital farming

Data-focused agriculture is no longer a new idea, but there are still new ways companies want to engage you and your farm's information....More

Post show reflection - weather, innovation and a real winner

Still digging through notes, press kits and a ton of photos but all because there was plenty to see at the 2016 Farm Progress Show....More

17,000 steps and what did I see?

We dodged the rain bullet on Day 1 at the Farm Progress Show site, which mean there were field demos and the weather stayed cloudy and cool –....More

That time of year – fun for a farm show junky

The Farm Progress Show kicks off today and we're on the ground moving to keep up with plenty of new tools and technology....More

5 tips for success at the Farm Progress Show

We're getting ready for the big show next week and we thought you'd like a few tips to help maximize your time....More