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

Technology responsibility and dicamba trouble

We're supposed to be stewards of the technology we use - all of us. Yet that's not what appears to be happening with new-tech seeds....More

Celebrating birthdays, marking a machine milestone

JCB introduced its fast machine tractor a quarter-century ago....More

Setting values in a high-tech industry

New patent lawsuit reminds this writer of the way values are set in a competitive industry....More

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