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

Advance look at new tractor, now coming to market

Agco's Fendt 500 Vario tractor is heading to the United States, we got our first look at this machine in Germany. The machine is built in a new state....More

A passion for pollinators

Crop protection companies get a bad rap from outsiders who think they don't care about beneficial plants and insects…they've never met Caydee....More

Crop technology from a different perspective

The advancement of value-added traits with consumer benefits takes time to develop but it appears there's momentum building for one trait that's been....More

A responsive approach to the Web makes sense

You're starting to see some interesting changes in web pages, and email design. There's a reason for it, and you may be holding it in your hand....More

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