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Precision Ag Conference Set

PULLMAN, Wash. — The 3rd Western Precision Agriculture Conference will be held Feb. 15-16, 2000, at the Double Tree Hotel, Pasco, Wash.

The conference is for producers of all crops in the western United States and Canada, including farm suppliers, agri-chemical businesses, bankers, financial consultants, landowners, natural resource planners, policy makers, researchers and field agents.

The program includes:

  • Keynote Speech on “Where is Precision Ag Going?”
  • Examples of successful teaming among local growers and suppliers
  • Data analysis and soil science review and explanations
  • Yield monitoring fundamentals and how to handle the data
  • Software demonstrations with hands-on computer opportunities
  • Systems approaches to site-specific management for row crops, permanent crops and dryland crops
  • Integration of data into decisions
  • Remote Sensing: new satellites for precision ag
  • GPS technologies; sensor development
  • Legal Issues (Do you own your precision ag data?)

The conference is sponsored by Washington State University’s Center for Precision Agricultural Systems.

Information is available from WSU’s Conferences and Institutes Office, (800) 942-4978 or (509) 335-3530.

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