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Precision Ag Technology Day Aug. 5

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DATE
Aug. 5, 2014 | 08:00 am - 03:30 pm

LOCATION
Fulton County Fairgrounds
8591 State Route 108
Wauseon, OH

Growers who want to learn more about how using precision agriculture technologies can help them make informed agronomic decisions can attend the Northwest Ohio Precision Agriculture Day Aug. 5, offered by experts with Ohio State Universityís College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. The annual day-long event will offer information on combines, precision harvest technology, grain handling and data collection and will feature discussions and demonstrations from college researchers and farm equipment, seed and technology professionals.

The event, which is geared toward producers, certified crop consultants and anyone interested in precision agriculture, will feature presentations from CFAES and OSU Extension.This year, the event will focus on combines, precision harvest technology, grain handling, harvest safety and data collection, he said.

The program, which includes lunch, is free but pre-registration by July 31 is required. Topics to be discussed include:

  • Using data telematics to make informed agronomic decisions
  • Grain harvest and roadway safety††††
  • What are all the harvest possibilities using technology
  • Imagery data collected with drones
  • Critical factors for maximum combine performance and successful deployment of precision ag technologies

The event will also feature a discussion by John Fulton, the newly hired OSU Extension Machine and Precision Systems specialist, who will discuss using data telematics to make informed agronomic decisions.

The afternoon session will include field demonstrations featuring several models of combines with a focus on how farmers and CCAs can adjust their machine and calibrate harvest technology prior to this fallís harvest. Archbold Equipment CaseIH, Kenn-Feld John Deere and Ohio Ag Equipment with Lexion and Gleaner representatives will be on site to discuss with farmers how to adjust their machine and calibrate harvest technology prior to harvest.

Five hours of certified crop adviser credits are available.

For more information on the field day or to register, contact Eric Richer at 419-337-9210 or richer.5@osu.edu.

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