Extension Announces Precision Agriculture Training Opportunities
By Robin Aldridge
AUBURN, Ala.—Adoption of precision agriculture technology in the Southeast is increasing, but farmers still struggle with taking full advantage of the technology available to adopt site-specific management practices.
Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Extension precision agriculture specialist, along with other Extension specialists will hold several workshops to educate individuals in order to maximize their use of precision agriculture technologies.
The Alabama Extension Precision Agriculture program will offer four different workshops throughout the year. The topics of the workshops are listed below along with a link for registration. There is no cost is involved, but limited seats are available. Registration is required for admittance. Each event will be located at E.V. Smith Research Center (4725 County Road 40 Shorter, AL). Lunch will be provided for attendees.
Workshop Time Date Link to register
Use of Soil Sensors 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Feb. 24 http://bit.ly/2jkF04H
Precision Ag. Sprayer 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. March 10 http://bit.ly/2kN6cKL
Yield monitor 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 22 http://bit.ly/2jwrdZ4
Precision Ag. Planter 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 30 http://bit.ly/2jMBNyp
These workshops are available for farmers, consultants, Extension personnel and governmental agency personnel (NRCS, USDA).
CEUs/CCAs will be available for all attendees at every training.
- County Offices
- Diagnostic Labs
- Extension Centers
- 4-H Center
- AAES/Regional Research & Extension Centers
- Alabama Fish Farming Center
- Alabama Green Industry Training Center
- C. Beaty Hannah Horticulture & Environmental Center
- Chilton Food Innovation Center
- Hope Place Family Resource Center
- National Poultry Technology Center
- Ornamental Horticulture Research Center
- Small Ruminant Outreach Center
- Urban Centers
- Administrative Units