Emerging precision ag at upcoming S.D. conferences
Precision agriculture is becoming the norm on farms throughout South Dakota. The technology trend is increasing yields and dollars on the farm and isn't going to fade any time soon said, Gregg Carlson, Professor of Plant Science at South Dakota State University.
"Bottomline, precision agriculture is the way we farm today and are going to farm into the future. It's the way we'll farm because it makes us money," said Carlson, who has researched and provided information on the technology for more than 30 years. "What we call precision agriculture today will become conventional farming in the near future."
Carlson and other experts in the field of precision agriculture will host two precision agriculture conferences in 2014. The Precision Ag Conference in Aberdeen February 12, 2014 and the Western Corn Belt Precision Farming Conference March 18-19, 2014 in Sioux Falls.
New & Emerging Technologies Details
Held Feb. 12 in Aberdeen at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall (1400 8th Avenue NW), the Precision Ag Conference, focused on new and emerging technologies, begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m.
The conference features the following speakers; Katie Oliver, High Yield Consulting; Jason Warrington, New Horizon Ag Tech; Brent Weisenburger, SD Wheat Growers; Mark Rosenberg, SDSU Extension agronomy/weeds field specialist; Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension climate field specialist; Kim Dillivan, SDSU Extension crops business management field specialist; Mary O'Neill, manager of remote sensing (retired), Water Resources Institute at SDSU; Kevin Price, Kansas State University; Djamel Khali, South Dakota Wheat Growers agronomy logistics manager; Christopher Haak, technical director, AgIntegrated, Inc.; and Gregg Carlson, SDSU professor of plant science.
Speakers will cover the following topics: elevation data - LiDAR, NED, and more; small unmanned aircraft systems (drones) technology and applications in agriculture; theories and realities—ISOBUS in agriculture; cloud computing in agriculture; and industry update sessions by Ag Leader, John Deere, Trimble, CNH and Precision Planting.
Mary O'Neill worked 41 years at SDSU, she was involved in a variety of applied research, development and outreach programs involving the geospatial technologies of remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), and geographic information systems (GIS). In an adjunct role, O’Neill also taught remote sensing and GIS courses for the SDSU Department of Geography. She holds a BS degree in mathematics and an MS degree in geography.
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