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

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

Keeping up with the UAV market

With FAA final rules looming as soon as mid-summer, the unmanned aerial vehicle market is starting to 'firm up' in a number of ways. And big UAV....More

New smart phone game educates about ag, construction

Association of Equipment Manufacturers kicks off their election season in a new way - a game you can download. And a road trip to go along with it....More

The continuing GMO debate...lingers

Is society ready for a nuanced discussion about technology that holds great promise? It doesn't look that way, yet the issue of GMOs is far from a....More

Throwback market? It may feel that way

While this farm slump is nothing like the '80s some things feel that way - like company acquisitions. Latest news from John Deere and Hagie shows the....More

5 reasons why I miss the Space Race

Let's look back on a time when science was cool, no really....More

Making sense of data - while not easy there will be a payback

Farmers collecting data from their farms wonder if it's worth the trouble. Here are 3 questions to ask ahead of connecting with a new data-system....More

The internet, innovation and other foibles

New wrinkle in online poll creates challenge for choosing a Product of the Year. We're looking ahead after an interesting FinOvation winter....More