“What’s more exciting than seeing today’s hottest technology in action?” asks John Latham, president of family-owned Latham Hi-Tech Seeds. “Someday soon, farmers will be able to scout and manage crops with the precision of a camera flying 400-feet above a field. That’s why we’ll be demonstrating this emerging technology at our Seed-2-Soil® Field Day.”
Several types of drone equipment will be demonstrated by Chad Colby of AgTechTalk. Colby, one of the most respected and well-versed individuals in the UAV field, spends much of his time traveling the nation. He talks with growers about the newest drone technologies. Following Colby’s presentation, a drone sponsored by Greenleaf Genetics will be awarded to one attendee.
This Seed-to-Soil Field Day is open to the public at Latham headquarters, 131 180th Street, Alexander, Iowa. Programming begin at 9:00 a.m. Tours will include introductions to Latham® brand corn and soybean products and an introduction to Latham Seeds’ hallmark Seed-2-Soil, which has 4 main components: Crop Planning; Nutrient Management; Agronomic Resources including TheFieldPosition blog; and Research. Latham’s research team also will be on hand to give tours of stress wheel studies, cover crop trials and population/row spacing studies.