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

Information-packed show offers insights

On Day 2 at the Farm Progress Show, we picked up some interesting information about weed resistance management, GMO traits and had a little fun with....More

Equipment, tech abounds at the Farm Progress Show

Traipsing around the massive exhibit field in 90-degree heat is part of the fun of attending a farm show. And boy is it a good time!....More

Talking about the value of work

Known for 'Dirty Jobs' Mike Rowe is carving a niche as a spokesman for something farmers understand - work. And he's coming to Farm Progress Show to....More

Suiting up for the big show

This is the official start of the fall farm show season with Farm Progress Show kicking off this week, and we're blogging every day - so check back....More

Advance look at new tractor, now coming to market

Agco's Fendt 500 Vario tractor is heading to the United States, we got our first look at this machine in Germany. The machine is built in a new state....More

A passion for pollinators

Crop protection companies get a bad rap from outsiders who think they don't care about beneficial plants and insects…they've never met Caydee....More

Crop technology from a different perspective

The advancement of value-added traits with consumer benefits takes time to develop but it appears there's momentum building for one trait that's been....More

A responsive approach to the Web makes sense

You're starting to see some interesting changes in web pages, and email design. There's a reason for it, and you may be holding it in your hand....More

Machines get two-way communication

The next step in ag technology may be implements that not only talk back to tractors but tell them what to do....More

One small gene change makes a difference

The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from....More