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

Microsoft Surface Pro 3

8 tech news and video items to check out

The tech tools you'll be linking all that farm data to are changing. Here are some hot topics related to general tech you'll want to check out....More
Tech investment

Big crop, big opportunities

A big harvest has prices slipping, but farmers see the value of investing for the future....More
UAV software demonstration

UAV show offers plenty to see

One of the first unmanned aerial vehicle shows to offer visitors live demos draws interest....More
precision ag UAV, or drone

Drones, I mean UAVs, are on my mind

Upcoming show, and info in the news, have many of us thinking about these new remote flyers....More

Ag media-focused event offers company insight

Spending a couple of days with a major crop protection company offers a look at some key issues, and new products. We even got a nice video....More

Student ag engineers get real-world experience

Annual competition sponsored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers culminates in a little fun - a tractor pull....More

Viewing farming from a new angle for 2014

Growers are spending cash on unmanned aerial vehicles and high-end video cameras and they're documenting their work....More

Memorial Day Musings

I realize this blog is dated after today, but perhaps it shouldn't be....More

Aerial world is taking off, and other springtime observations

UAS tools are headed to the farm despite the FAA, you can really plant fast when you have to and more....More

Dealing with food labels

GMO labeling talk will go on - but what are food labels meant to do?....More

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