Most references to the digital divide have to do with rural connectivity and how easy or difficult it is for farms to maintain internet access. However, Jared Ochs has a different type of digital divide on his mind.
The success of a dealership’s precision farming business is a puzzle with many pieces — employee-customer relations, technological innovation, flexibility and the ability to adapt to unforeseen challenges all play a part.
A massive “all-in-one” machine by NEXAT can handle every step in production agriculture autonomously, from soil cultivation and sowing to crop protection and harvesting. The holistic crop production system is based on the interchangeable carrier vehicle that you see here. It drives horizontally on the field and vertically on roads. The technology needed for each step in production can be installed as a module on the machine, and the system can operate autonomously.
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.