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

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

Next-step tech offers novel yield boosting approach

A new company is targeting the microbial environment where a crop grows to boost yields....More

Service offers maximum benchmarking tools

The Farmers Business Network brings together key information farmers can use to fine-tune management solutions....More

Spend an hour, get smarter

Webinars are an efficient way to tap into new knowledge to help your operation....More

A high-tech tool gets a better price

Recently Google announced that Google Earth Pro was free, which offers you some advantages for data management....More

Charter exhibitor shares story of key product

Moridge Manufacturing was one of the original first exhibitors at the National Farm Machinery Show, but not with the product they're known for today....More

An odd thought about ethanol

At least in one aspect, the renewable fuel should have quelled the debunkers. The cars and pickups you drive are running longer than ever....More

A matter of resistance

A visit to an agriclutural research lab was an eye opener on the topic of resistance, and this wasn't my first visit to the Syngenta facility....More

Drone excitement not abating

Good news, FAA started issuing permits - well sort of - for UAV use in agriculture, but there are pitfalls....More

Are you digging your way to disaster?

Research shows that farmers don't always think about what's underground when they start digging....More