Precision comes to Denver

Laura McNamaraEvents

Denver, Colorado is the place to be to learn more about Precision Ag this weekend. I’ll be attending the conference to learn the latest in precision technology. The 9th International Conference on Precision Agriculture (ICPA) is being held at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center in Denver, Colorado July 20–23, 2008. The ICPA has embarked on a new journey. After about … Read More

California College Breaks Ground On Center for the Future of Ag

Laura McNamaraEducation, Precision Ag in the News

College students in Salinas, CA will soon have a fresh, new laboratory for agricultural study. Western Farm Press reports that Hartnell College has broken ground on its new Center for Applied Technology. The 40,000-square-foot, $23 million facility will house the college’s Agricultural and Business Technology Institute along with other career and technical education programs. “We need to make sure that … Read More

Auto-Steer a Precision Favorite

Laura McNamaraEquipment, Precision Ag in the News

Farmers are touting auto-steer technology among the best of precision farming applications. The Indiana Prairie Farmer reports that the farmers reporters spoke with during farm management tour stops stressed auto-steer capabilities as priceless. In fact, statements like “I wouldn’t let you take it away from me” flowed freely during tour interviews. Besides the tangible benefits, including saving from overlap and … Read More

Purdue Prepares for Precision at Annual Workshop

Laura McNamaraEvents

Purdue is preparing for its 41st Top Farmer Crop Workshop this month. The workshop, which will be held July 20 – 23, is focusing on the future of farming and the ever-evolving ag industry. Speakers on a wide array of farming topics are sure to address precision technology as they delve into today’s modern farming techniques. John Deere, specifically, will … Read More

John Deere Precision Equipment Exemplary for TV

Laura McNamaraEquipment, Precision Ag in the News

A local television station out of Huntsville, Alabama has highlighted the changing face of agriculture on its daily newscast. WHNT NewsChannel 19 has recently featured farmers who are learning more about precision technology. WHNT found that farmers are calling traditional farming “a thing of the past.” Plus, they’re calling John Deere equipment “the perfect example” of cutting-edge farming technology. “When … Read More

Precision Technology Promotes Sustainable Farming

Laura McNamaraPrecision Ag in the News

The population of conscious eaters is growing and more people are seeking foods produced from sustainable means. The HealthNewsDigest reports that precision agriculture is one of those sought after means of sustainable production. And, perhaps, a key tool in combating world hunger. Sustainable agriculture — a term equated with organic farming less than a decade ago, may be the answer … Read More

Alabama Hosts Precision Ag Field Day

Laura McNamaraEvents, Precision Ag in the News

The tricks, technology, tools and trades of precision farming will be discussed and demonstrated in the field this week. Isbell Farms in northwest Alabama is hosting a precision agriculture field day for farmers and growers. Southeast Farm Progress reports that the field day will be held July 10th at the farm near Cherokee in Colbert County. Activities will begin at … Read More

Sharper Satellite Technology Means More Smart Data For Farmers

Laura McNamaraEquipment, GPS, Satellite

Pictures and sensors from outer space are getting clearer and that means more finite and precise technology for farmers. The Satellite Imaging Corporation says satellite technology can be used to detect field fertility, measure water usage and more. Satellite sensors acquiring high and medium resolution image data, combined with specialized software algorithms are used for various applications in agriculture to … Read More

MAGIE Brings Ag Expo to the Midwest

Laura McNamaraEquipment, Events

Farmers in the Midwest will soon have the chance to scope out the latest in agriculture. The 2008 Midwest Ag Industries Exposition is coming to Bloomington, IL August 20th through 21st. Join us at the 2008 MAGIE show, the only outdoor summer event designed exclusively to showcase the equipment, products and technology utilized in the commercial crop production supply and … Read More

Look for Precision at Iowa Progress Show

Laura McNamaraGeneral

Mark your calendars for the nation’s largest outdoor farm show. The 2008 Farm Progress Show will be held at a new location in Boone, Iowa August 26 through 28. Show coordinators have announced that construction at the site will be completed in time for this year’s event. John Deere highlighted its latest innovations in precision technology at last year’s show. … Read More