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

precision ag UAV, or drone

Drones, I mean UAVs, are on my mind

Upcoming show, and info in the news, have many of us thinking about these new remote flyers....More

Ag media-focused event offers company insight

Spending a couple of days with a major crop protection company offers a look at some key issues, and new products. We even got a nice video....More

Student ag engineers get real-world experience

Annual competition sponsored by American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers culminates in a little fun - a tractor pull....More

Viewing farming from a new angle for 2014

Growers are spending cash on unmanned aerial vehicles and high-end video cameras and they're documenting their work....More

Memorial Day Musings

I realize this blog is dated after today, but perhaps it shouldn't be....More

Aerial world is taking off, and other springtime observations

UAS tools are headed to the farm despite the FAA, you can really plant fast when you have to and more....More

Dealing with food labels

GMO labeling talk will go on - but what are food labels meant to do?....More

New tool ID's weeds

A new smartphone app developed by the publishers of Farm Industry News aims to help you spot trouble early for best treatment....More

Rules keep farmers grounded

Popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles for ag continue to rise, current lack of rules slows the process....More
Google Glass

Wearing your next computer?

Google launches Android Wear, Samsung has its own take on the smartphone watch and Apple is apparently tinkering with a few things as well....More

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