Conference includes demonstration of drone.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers and other agricultural professionals wanting to use existing and emerging technology more efficiently will get the information they need at the Ohio Valley Precision Ag Conference.
The conference, sponsored by the Extension services of Purdue University and the University of Kentucky, will be Nov. 21 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Central) at the 4-H Center on the Vanderburgh County Fairgrounds, 201 E. Boonville-New Harmony Road, Evansville, Ind.
Morning topics and presenters:
• Precision Agriculture: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going: Tim Stombaugh, assistant professor of biological systems engineering and precision agriculture engineer at the University of Kentucky.
• Data management software demonstration: Joe Luck, assistant professor of biological systems engineering and precision agriculture engineer at the University of Nebraska, and John Fulton, associate professor in Ohio State University’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
Registration in advance is required for this session, which is limited to 20 people.
• Precision Ag Technology and On-farm Research: Bob Nielsen, Purdue University professor of agronomy and Purdue Extension corn specialist.
• Agriculture Apps: Brian Arnell, assistant professor of precision nutrient management, Oklahoma State University.
• Site-Specific Input Management: Chad Lee, specialty in corn, soybean and small grains production, University of Kentucky.
• High-Speed Planters and Multivariety Planters: Jason Webster, research director, Beck’s Hybrids’ Central Illinois Practical Farm Research Center.
• Utilizing Data Generated from Specific Management: Fulton.
• Telematics: Jeremy Wilson, technology specialist, Crop IMS.
In the afternoon, there will be a panel discussion and a demonstration of agricultural drones.
Stombaugh will moderate a panel consisting of Luck, Fulton, Webster, Arnell and Davie Stephens, a Kentucky farmer who uses precision agriculture regularly.
The drone demonstration will be conducted by Aaron Sheller of Precision Drone and Brett Haase of Crop Copter.
Registration, with a deadline of Nov. 14, is available online at http://tinyurl.com/ovprecisionag or by calling 812-897-6100.
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