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

Tire maker finds new use for dandelion

Mitas is going to test a tire using rubber extracted from a specific type of the abundant yellow flower....More

One step at a time on tax repair

Congress moves the needle on equipment purchases for 2014 - at the last minute....More

The labeling debate - a tech question?

GMO labeling measure will keep coming, guess it's time for some help from the government....More

Technology talk turns to here, and now

Three-day media event offers 'data dump' about the future, but a current hot topic gets attention....More

Learning those cloud benefits

Even a journalist can get something out of a 'cloud' mentality, but it takes time to get your head around it....More

Time with the best

My time with some top-level Southern farmers is always an eye opener....More

Super ride in a sprayer

Michelin, which has been marketing VF tires since 2004, shows how its latest and largest farm tire performs under more extreme conditions....More

Young team making ag data headway

FarmLogs announced recently it crossed a significant milestone with 15% of the nation's row crop farms using its data platform....More

Ag firm thinking about the future

One family-owned company - Vermeer - has big goals, but they also have to get the transition right too....More

The march of the drones

Call them what you will - UAVs or drones - it appears the momentum is building in so many ways on this hotter than ever topic....More