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

Post show reflection - weather, innovation and a real winner

Still digging through notes, press kits and a ton of photos but all because there was plenty to see at the 2016 Farm Progress Show....More

17,000 steps and what did I see?

We dodged the rain bullet on Day 1 at the Farm Progress Show site, which mean there were field demos and the weather stayed cloudy and cool –....More

That time of year – fun for a farm show junky

The Farm Progress Show kicks off today and we're on the ground moving to keep up with plenty of new tools and technology....More

5 tips for success at the Farm Progress Show

We're getting ready for the big show next week and we thought you'd like a few tips to help maximize your time....More

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