Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference

Feb 28, 2014

The Western Corn Belt Precision Ag Conference held March 18-19, 2014 in Sioux Falls at the Sioux Falls Convention Center, 1101 N. West Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, will feature a wide variety of presenters and exhibits related to the latest in precision agriculture with the focus on increasing crop yields through the use of newly developed Precision Planting Technologies.  The new precision planting technologies from Raven, Kinze, and John Deere will be available for inspection.

Conference highlights:

Multiple SDSU precision research scientists and SDSU Extension specialists will bring updates for planting, pest control, and drainage for the 2014 growing season.
Darren Hefty and the popular program, Ag Ph.D. will be hosted live from the stage from 2-3 p.m. on March 18. John Deere will be exhibiting their newly unveiled ExactEmerge planting system that is capable of accurately placing seed at speeds almost twice as fast as recommended in the past. Kinze collaborating with Raven industries will be exhibiting their newest multi hybrid planter.  Company experts will be available to discuss the latest in precision planting along with the speed and accuracy of the 4900 model.
There will be representatives from many of the major agronomic suppliers to discuss their latest offerings for 2014. Raven Industries and SDSU will discuss results from their 2013 experience at multi variety planting.
Dr. Ted Crosbie, Chief Scientist, The Climate Corporation will discuss how climate data will be integrated into South Dakota farms in the near future.
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits are available.

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