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

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

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