When your daily business puts you in the middle of industry-changing technological advancements such as those that are embodied by the term “precision farming,” it’s easy to start believing that everyone knows about it outside of your circle of friends, customers and colleagues.
It won’t be long before the technology that we call “precision farming” will be so ubiquitous on farms throughout North America that to go without will be like buying a combine without air conditioning or a tractor without pneumatic tires.
What a difference a decade makes. Ten years ago, farmers were shrugging their shoulders at auto-steering systems, telling their neighbors down at the coffee shop that they "knew how to drive in a straight line."
Building on the intelligent, JDLink-equipped 8R Series tractors introduced in early 2011, in August John Deere announced that the telematics package would also be available on the new 9R Series tractors.
Welcome to the future of farming — where tractors receive commands from outer space, grain carts drive themselves and the data from combine yield monitors tell row-crop sprayers where chemicals are needed most. Is your dealership ready to sell and support this rapidly evolving technology?
We recently shared some perspective in this segment on what the dealership of 2030 could look like, with a major emphasis on precision technologies like robotics and hyper-specialized services. But what are dealers forecasting as their best bets for growing precision revenue in the next 3 years?
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.