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

Machines get two-way communication

The next step in ag technology may be implements that not only talk back to tractors but tell them what to do....More

One small gene change makes a difference

The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from....More

Crop science and technology continues to grow

Researchers are exploring a wide range of new technologies to boost productivity, overcome climate challenges....More

Thoughts on a big merger

The long-time talks between Syngenta and Monsanto are nearing some kind of completion, what does that mean?....More

An interesting high-tech term

Spending time at the World Pork Expo last week was interesting in a number of ways, even for a person who spends most of his time working in row....More

Your data, ownership and some concerns

Survey by a major manufacturer uncovers some knowledge gaps on data ownership, and understanding of the different types of data you collect. Knowing....More

Thinking autonomous in a new way

Freightliner is the first to license a self-driving commercial truck to operate on a public highway...it still requires a driver in the cab, but on-....More

Benchmarking your farm gets easier

Comparing your farm to others like it can shine a light on areas where you can improve, and rising access to data makes the process easier....More

Social buzz hits ag company

Online fight over 'ownership' definition targets John Deere, and yes it's more complicated than that....More

About that Apple Watch…I'm waiting

I have a saying I use - appropriate technology appropriately applied - that guides me when new stuff comes out. It helps keep me out of trouble....More