Farmers can see the latest equipment and get individual instruction on Farming with GPS at a free workshop Wed., June 12 at Farmamerica, the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center.
The event begins at 8 a.m. with an overview of the new capabilities and benefits of GPS. Farmers can then attend whichever breakout sessions and equipment demonstrations they choose. Ag Leader, Case IH/Trimble, John Deere, and Precision Planting will show their GPS equipment, followed by a free lunch. Farmers can then stay for individual tutoring and “ride and drive” opportunities.
Farmers will learn about how the combination of global positioning technologies, sensors, auto steer, and computers can enable higher precision, use of less fertilizer, and improved yields at lower costs, according to University of Minnesota Extension Educator Brad Carlson.
Farmamerica is located just off Hwy. 14, west of Waseca on County Road 2.