Emerging precision ag at upcoming S.D. conferences
Kevin Price has worked at KSU since 2008 as a remote sensing/GIS specialist with advanced degrees in range science and many years of experience in using these technologies for cropland monitoring. Research interests include biogeography, landscape ecology, remote sensing, geographic information systems and resource management.
Djamel Khali graduated from Minnesota West in Granite Falls in Robotics and Flexible Automation. He has worked as a robotics technician, and the electrical manager of Dakota Fluid Power's Electrical OEM division. In 2011, he started Ally Precision Industries and developed a fully ISOBUS Precision Ag Suite. He currently works at South Dakota Wheat Growers as the Agronomy Logistics Manager.
Christopher Haak graduated from Penn State with a degree in Meteorology and Engineering Mechanics and is a partner and director of technology and enterprise architecture at AgIntegrated, an independent ag technology consulting and development firm. Over the course of his career, Haak has led the architecture and development of numerous precision ag data management solutions including the first web -based precision ag software. Through these experiences, Haak developed a comprehensive understanding of agricultural processes, functions, and interactions.
This conference is sponsored by; DirtTech, RDO Equipment, Titan Machinery, RxVrt Providers, North Central Farmers/Prescription, Agronomics, Raven Industries, Applied Agronomics, MZB Technologies, Precision Planting of SD, Erdmann Custom Fertilizing, Rural Tower Network, South Dakota Wheat Growers, Wilbur Ellis, Precision Ag Solutions, LLC., IntelliAir, Trimble Navigation, Precision Soil Management, Dakota Broadcasting and SDSU Extension.
Registration is $30 with checks payable to 2014 Precision Ag Conference, and mailed to SDSU Extension Aberdeen Regional Center, 13 2nd Ave. SE, Aberdeen, SD 5740. NOTE: Weather cancellations will be announced on Dakota Country 105.5 and KABD FM 107.7.
For more information, contact Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the Aberdeen Regional Extension Center at 605-626-2870.
Western Corn Belt Precision Farming Conference
The 2014 South Dakota State University Precision Agriculture Conference is set for March 18 and 19 in Sioux Falls at the Sioux Falls Convention Center.
The two-day event will feature sessions at which agriculture producers, industry members and the general public can learn about the latest developments and technologies that lead to the best possible yields.
- Scout for aphids in winter wheat
- El Niño development stalled out, but wet winter still predicted
- Ag markets posted divergent closes Wednesday
- Farm bill program to help farmers affected by severe weather
- Israel panel proposes 25-42% tax hike on mining companies
- Ag markets moved almost unanimously higher Wednesday morning
- How much corn can the ethanol industry use?
- Economist: Taxing P could reduce risk of algal blooms
- Commentary: Government wants farmers to quit farming
- Source shows half of GMO research is independent
- Ag markets made a generally mixed showing Thursday night
- What is the relationship between maturity group, yield?