University of Maryland Extension, in cooperation with Virginia Tech and University of Delaware, is putting on the fourth annual Mid-Atlantic Precision Ag Equipment Day on Aug. 6. The event will include top experts on agricultural equipment and machinery engineering.

Practical and informative advice will be given on selecting and using the right equipment for precision operations as well as how to best use data you are already collecting to optimize your operations.

John Nowatzki from North Dakota State University will present data from the first-ever UAS tests in agriculture that started in May 2014. Unmanned aircraft systems, also known as drones, have attracted much attention. Various drone systems will be demonstrated in the vendor midway.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with speakers throughout the day so that they can get their questions answered in an informal setting. In addition, agricultural equipment dealers from across the region will be in the sponsor midway showing off the latest technology with live demonstrations.

The event is free for attendees, but preregistration is required. Lunch will be provided, and CCA and nutrient applicator credits will be available. Space is still available for agribusinesses to reserve a booth.

Contact Jennifer Rhodes at 410-758-0166 or

The event runs from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Wye Research & Education Center, 124 Wye Narrows Drive, Queenstown, Md.