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

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

Thinking autonomous in a new way

Freightliner is the first to license a self-driving commercial truck to operate on a public highway...it still requires a driver in the cab, but on-....More

Benchmarking your farm gets easier

Comparing your farm to others like it can shine a light on areas where you can improve, and rising access to data makes the process easier....More

Social buzz hits ag company

Online fight over 'ownership' definition targets John Deere, and yes it's more complicated than that....More

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