Forgey was a founding member of the Upper Midwest Space Consortium (UMAC) at the University of North Dakota. UMAC provides remote sensing (RS) imagery and collaborates with farmers to develop RS agriculture applications. He has been using RS and yield monitor data to create management zones for corn and wheat since 2003.
Recently, Forgey added real-time kinetic (RTK) technology to map field elevations that now includes elevation to delineate zones. He applies phosphorus and nitrogen to corn and wheat using prescription maps designed to fit at “square foot” increments in fields. He optimizes fertilizer use efficiency and protects the environment by using variable-rate fertilizer applications.