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

Ag science, The Martian and more

There's a new movie coming out that is probably more scientific than most viewers are used to, and that's a good thing. The Martian is not about....More

University engineers play role in diesel scandal

Work done by West Virginia University researchers spotted emission problems that have now created the VW headache, but also shows the value of....More

Events, technology and a soft market

New products and agriculture technology drive event interest since seeing is still believing,....More

Final thoughts from Nebraska

Husker Harvest Days delivered three great days for visitors, with plenty to see…and a few lessons....More

Interesting art graces Husker Harvest Days

Bull sculpture made of odds and ends gets plenty of attention at this year's show. The artist, Dean Holbert, had never made a piece like this before....More

For outdoor shows, it's the demos

One advantage of an outdoor farm show over a visit to the local dealer is the chance to see equipment run, when the weather cooperates. And it's....More

Last-minute touches, arrivals keep things moving

The hustle and bustle before the gates open at a major farm show may not look hectic to the casual observer, but there's plenty of last-minute setup....More

Another week, another show

We're off to Husker Harvest Days, the only totally irrigated show in the country....More

A little winter travel idea

Brazil is a leading global ag competitor, get an up-close-and-personal look at what's happening in that country with a special ag tour....More

Time to move on, what a great week

Five initial impressions from a good, hot week at the Farm Progress Show....More