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

Thanksgiving and tech talk

Sure we’re about full plates, and full bellies, but talk this time of year turns into a look at tech too. What is on your 'must-buy' tech list? For....More

First look back on Agritechnica

While we have more in store from our trip to Germany we’re back home and looking back a little from the big trip. What makes this show different from....More

Certified used machine movement goes global

Rising inventory of "experienced" equipment is a driver for new programs from Claas and Fendt. Here's a look at the European approach to the problem....More

Capping off the farm show season in style

A trip to Agritechnica might be a nice bucket list item for many, and blogger Willie Vogt recommends it. He also offers a look at three tips he's....More

Drilling down on John Deere, Climate Corp. deal

Just what did John Deere get out of its purchase today, and how does Climate Corp. benefit from the Precision Planting spin-off?....More

Precision ag pioneer killed

Dr. Marvin Stone was part of a team that pushed the envelope in a number of areas, and became a victim in that Homecoming parade accident at Oklahoma....More

Ag tech's most secret weapon

Five lessons FIN Editor Willie Vogt picked up from some of the top farmers in the Southeast, while at Sunbelt Ag Expo....More

Turning data into knowledge

A new startup company is taking farm information and creating a computer model for decision-making on the farm. This is beyond yield maps....More

Creating a little mystery

The rising popularity of podcasts has companies trying that method of communication too. One approach - from Mosaic - aims to help solve a mystery....More

Road trips offer insight

Getting out of the office is always a good thing for an ag journalist…really....More