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PrecisionAg® Innovation Series 2016 – August

On August 29, 2016, PrecisionAg® hosted a one-day conference, “Game-Changing Advances in Precision Farming Technology”, at the Des Moines Marriott in Des Moines, IA. The meeting was the third in the PrecisionAg Innovation Series of events that will explore important, compelling and game-changing topics driving precision agriculture. This day-long meeting featured more than 20 speakers and panelists, and covered data from every angle.



Length: 5 minutesAuthor: Precision Ag

The Innovation Series presented its third event, “Game Changing Advances In Precision Farming Technology,” on August 29 in Des Moines, IA. Paul Schrimpf, Executive Editor with PrecisionAg, provides an overview of the agenda in this welcome address.

Session 1: Game Changers and Goats in 2016

Length: 58 minutesAuthor: Precision Ag

With another cropping season coming to harvest, four leading growers provide their perspective on the technologies and techniques they utilized this year, and their outlook for the year ahead.

Session 2: Farming the Marginal Acre with Precision Ag

Length: 38 minutesAuthor: Precision Ag

Jeff and Drew Lakner discuss how the use of precision farming techniques on the fragile soils of the Northern Plains has been a key solution to productivity gains on the farm, and how the necessity of implementing these practices have naturally led to improved sustainability.

Session 6: Opportunities and Challenges in Variable Rate Seeding

Length: 32 minutesAuthor: Precision Ag

Another farmer-directed panel discussion features Illinois farmer Dustin Spears, along with Eric Ehlers, Mugge Seed, and Alex Wimbush and Brett Ochs of The Climate Corporation, discussing how to harness new technologies to improve planting prescriptions and optimize productivity.