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

Award sparks move to manufacturing for irrigation innovation

Getting an idea is just the start for any entrepreneur, getting a little help along the way can be important too....More

EU makes moves on three soybean events

Good news for farmers planting latest technology for their farms, and for export traders....More

A robot question: Elephants or spiders?

The future of farm robotics could take on many forms as the industry continues to strive for efficiency, and to deal with a shrinking labor pool....More

Survey digs into youth ag attitudes

Society's future rests on youth, and with 9 billion to feed by 2050, what do they think of farming?....More

Dealers rate equipment makers, should you care?

Equipment Dealers Association announces its 2016 Dealer's Choice honorees....More

Celebrating a life in farm equipment

A passionate advocate for innovation in agriculture has left us; and he'll be missed....More

Crop protection company builds on digital farming

Bayer's latest announcement has the company working with a satellite firm to expand remote sensing capability....More

Putting deep genetic data to work

A cloud-based tool could someday dramatically increase development speed for new crops and for some this will be a game changer. While farmers won't....More

5 things I've learned so far from that new GMO report

New, comprehensive GMO report from the National Academy of Sciences is chock-full of information - here's what I've picked up so far....More

Feeding a farm show addiction

While the Midwest is still working on planting a crop, farm show organizers are getting ready for your fall visit. And for one show, eyes in the sky....More