Latham Field Day Features Drone Giveaway & Demo

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, agronomy, Events, seed

Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 8.58.16 AMSome people say “drone on” like it’s a bad thing. At the high-tech field day September 19 at Latham Seeds in Alexander, attendees are more likely to say “Drone On!” with excitement.

“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.