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Willie Vogt
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Attended Iowa State University
Lives in Eagan, Minnesota
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Something farmers should consider - reading the fine-print.
Recently during a chat about upgrades to the company's AFS Connect system, I had a conversation with some folks from Case IH - Dan Danford, who works in communications and Joe Michaels, senior director, specialty business.
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Interesting chat with the man who got us all started making yield maps. #farm #agnerd
Al Myers saw a need for an on-the-go yield monitor, but he had no idea what that would really mean 23 years later.
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Some not-so-random thoughts on 'inflation' footballs and farm tires.
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A roundup of hot farm news - a quick look at what's happening. #farm #agriculture
Keep up to date with latest agriculture news in this quick glimpse at the top 5 agriculture stories from this week. Read more on the bird flu impact on livestock markets, crop planting progress nationwide, drought monitor and legislative updates.  
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Can you farm by tablet? The industry is close to having all the tools you need - here are a few players to check out. #farm   #agnerd   #farmtechnology  
Tech tools have come a long way in just two years. But are they powerful enough to run your farm?
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#dietaryguidelines  need work, here's an effort to keep meat on my plate.
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Just a thought or two on webinars and their value. A lot of information, in a short amount of time. #efficient   #plant15   #farm  
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Some signs of sanity when prices slide. #farm #landrent #rent
Cash rent for cropland has decreased by an average of 5% for 2015, says Iowa State University annual survey.
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Hopefully the evidence will eventually win out over skeptics, but you never know
 
Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]
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Farmers speak up, and out, about the value of #GMO tech for feeding the world.
 
+Kevin Folta is right. Farmers need to speak up about what they do and why they do it.

"Farmers hold a huge amount of power in this discussion and are among the least likely to use it.  Their increasing participation can influence the hearts and minds of the people in the middle, those that do not have firm understanding, and the people that typically capitulate to the fear and lies promulgated by MAA and their cohorts." 
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This piece includes a video look at this story too - enjoy #agnerd  #farm
Illinois producer uses technology to bring information from field to office for maximum efficiency.
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Tracks are gaining in popularity, and here's a rundown of the types of systems you'll find. #farm  
Muddy fields in the Midwest are piquing interest in tracked tractors, requiring a brush-up on the different systems.
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