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Great Falls, Montana Seminar to Focus on Precision Agriculture

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Precision agriculture will take center stage at a seminar in Great Falls, Montana to inform wheat producers of benefits
Precision agriculture will take center stage at a seminar in Great Falls, Montana to inform wheat producers of benefits

According to a recent news release, Montana State University’s College of Agriculture experts will be co-hosting a seminar Oct. 24 in Great Falls, focusing on the use of sensor-based technologies for precision agriculture.

This event is part of an on-going project to educate and train wheat producers about the benefits of using sensor-based technologies to increase the efficiency and profitability of their farm operations. Olga Walsh, assistant professor in MSU’s College of Agriculture and conference coordinator, says about the event in the release, “This seminar will be a great opportunity for the agriculture community – producers, industry representatives, crop advisors and academic researchers – to share information on benefits and challenges associated with a variety of precision agriculture tools available.”

The all-day conference will be hosted at the Best Western Plus Heritage Inn, where a variety of topics will be covered including: precision seed placement, precision agriculture from the growers’ perspective, nutrient management systems and precision weed management. Additionally, there will be discussion sessions and question and answer sessions revolving around precision agriculture technologies, where attendees will have an opportunity to interact directly with the co-hosts of the seminar.

Precision agriculture technologies have been evolving at a rapid pace the last few years, as the global population and demand for crops continues to grow. The co-hosts of the seminar in Great Falls, Montana will aim to inform wheat producers about the benefits of precision agriculture while also answering any attendee questions, according to the news release.

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