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

New smart phone game educates about ag, construction

Association of Equipment Manufacturers kicks off their election season in a new way - a game you can download. And a road trip to go along with it....More

The continuing GMO debate...lingers

Is society ready for a nuanced discussion about technology that holds great promise? It doesn't look that way, yet the issue of GMOs is far from a....More

Throwback market? It may feel that way

While this farm slump is nothing like the '80s some things feel that way - like company acquisitions. Latest news from John Deere and Hagie shows the....More

5 reasons why I miss the Space Race

Let's look back on a time when science was cool, no really....More

Making sense of data - while not easy there will be a payback

Farmers collecting data from their farms wonder if it's worth the trouble. Here are 3 questions to ask ahead of connecting with a new data-system....More

The internet, innovation and other foibles

New wrinkle in online poll creates challenge for choosing a Product of the Year. We're looking ahead after an interesting FinOvation winter....More

Catching up with an expanding technology

A specialized corn that makes producing ethanol easier is gaining traction in the market, but the process takes time and requires plenty of research....More

Taking on the GMO labeling question

One company - Cambpell - is going to start including labels for genetically engineered ingredients on its products. How will consumers react? No one....More

Ringing in the New Year, dodging a bullet

No I'm not talking about drive-by shootings, I'm talking about a tech projectile we dodged in 1999....More

The curious case of high-speed internet use

It appears we’ve hit a plateau, and home-based broadband users are declining, based on a new study from the Pew Research Center....More