Mitchell Hora is a farmer and soil health consultant from Washington, Iowa. His company, Continuum Ag, uses independent data analytics to quantify and improve soil health. Continuum Ag’s data systems provide actionable solutions for farmers, consultants, and ag companies, while improving upon sustainable farming outcomes.
In June, 2019, Continuum Ag owner Mitchell Hora seeded cover crop was with a ground-driven push spreader — then in July, added another experiment — aerial application of the cover crop mix with a drone, into standing corn.
AgTech has been a buzzword that has continuously grown. It can be great, and provide a lot of tools for us as farmers, but it can also be scary in the sense that we’re being bombarded with a ton of technologies, data and new tools that can help our operations.
As we are now getting into the heat of harvest season, data is on everyone’s mind — yield data, moisture, acres harvested, total bushels produced and crop pricing. These are some of the many different data points we have to keep track of as farmers, but how do we make sense of it all?
Universities and colleges have had to rethink and revise the way they educate students and this is particularly true for precision ag undergraduates accustomed to hands-on, in-field learning. Dr. Scott Shearer, Professor and Chair, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Ohio State University shares how he and his peers have evolved their approach to ensure ag students continue their education, largely online, as well as the potential of adopting permanent changes to the academic calendar based on the lessons learned during the coronavirus pandemic.
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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.