Precision Farming Dealer's Industry Q&A poses topical and timely questions to precision specialists who share their experience-based advice and insight on successes and challenges with sales, service and support of technology.
Farm equipment automation is on the minds of precision dealers, whether it’s a tangible reality or far-fetched fantasy. But regardless of the take, it’s hard to ignore the impact the emerging technology will have on the ag industry.
“We are providing yield map reports for customers, which has been good for us so far. Something new we added this year is field mapping where we go out to the farm and set up all fields with boundaries, guidance lines, waterways and features that are needed. We also record topography to evaluate drainage issues and develop a drainage plan for customers, if needed.”
On demand tissue analysis in the field has arrived. Leaftech Ag recently introduced a handheld digital lab that delivers results in less than 3 minutes. Agronomists or farmers can stick a leaf in the tool’s scanner bed and see its nutrient contents on the spot. Founder and CEO John Mascoe shows us how it works.
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.