Laura Vietmeyer is a Digital Content Specialist for Precision Farming Dealer. She holds an undergraduate degree in Writing Intensive English from Marquette University. Laura joined the Lessiter Media Digital Media team in the fall of 2016.
Editorial coverage of the 2018 Farm Progress Show topped the list this month, in addition to several videos of the product introductions and innovations from the show hitting on the list. The second spot this month was claimed by a news item on the newest development from the ongoing John Deere-Granular product development and marketing collaboration. And rounding out the top 3 was a guest blog from Todd Janzen on technologies that are changing agriculture.
Industry news dominated the month of August, with news from Deere taking the top two spots, first on G5 Technology coming available for F4365 High-Capacity Nutrient Applicants and second on the acquisition of PLA. Rounding out the top three items was a video from InfoAg 2018 on Teralytic's NPK Wireless Soil-Probe.
According to a study on precision agriculture conducted by the Assn. of Equipment Manufacturers, the American Soybean Assn., Crop-Life America and the National Corn Growers Assn., the environmental benefit of precision ag technology fuel efficiencies is similar to taking 200,000 cars off the road ever year.
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.