Precision ag experts will be on hand for the 2008 Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association Conference and Trade Show being held Jan. 30-31 at the Midtown Holiday Inn in Grand Island. The Nebraska Farmer reports that precision technology will be a key topic at the event.
One of the featured speakers will be Terry Kastens, Kansas State University agricultural economist, who will revisit the past decade of precision ag successes and challenges and address the practicality and economics of precision agriculture from the perspective of an agricultural economist and producer.
Another speaker is Robert Blair, a farmer and precision agriculture entrepreneur from north central Idaho. He farms 1,500 acres of dryland grain and legumes and has a cowherd. Precision agriculture is an integral part of his farming practices. In 2007, his company, PineCreek Precision, began to bridge the gap between the military and civilian use of Unmanned Air Systems. This innovative technology will assist growers and consultants who require timely, inexpensive and high resolution field images. Blair will share his optimism for the future of precision agriculture.
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