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

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

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