Precision Ag Summit to focus on real-world precision ag solutions
JAMESTOWN, N.D. -- Sometimes at the Precision Ag Summit, attendees have to decide what is "cool technology that is not going to yield results" and technology that could make a real dollars-and-cents difference on the farm, says Ryan Aasheim, even...
JAMESTOWN, N.D. - Sometimes at the Precision Ag Summit, attendees have to decide what is "cool technology that is not going to yield results" and technology that could make a real dollars-and-cents difference on the farm, says Ryan Aasheim, event coordinator for the summit.
Making that real difference is the focus of the eighth annual Precision Ag Summit, scheduled for Jan. 21-22, 2019, at the Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown. The summit is being put on by Praxis Strategy Group and North Dakota Farmers Union. Other organizers include Bismarck State College, GK Technology, Lake Region State College Precision Ag Center, NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, the North Dakota State College of Science and RDO Equipment.
The theme of the 2019 conference is "Real World Strategies for Yielding Results." Speakers will include national ag experts as well local researchers and practitioners addressing topics such as profitability and value creation, precision equipment, apps and technology, building on-farm trials, precision agronomy and data analysis.
"Finances and economics are really important given the current financial state of the ag industry," Aasheim says. "We want this year's event to be examples of real, practical technologies and methods and practices."
Aasheim says the summit usually mixes topics from past years with new programming. This year's event will include new speakers. Chad Godsey, of Godsey Precision Ag in Colorado, will speak on "bridging the gap between innovation and adoption in today's precision ag." Godsey, Aasheim explains, is a farmer as well as having a "firm that is helping folks" use precision ag tools.
Also on the schedule is a talk about on-farm trials from Matt Wiebers, an agronomist and owner of CropCentric LLC. Aasheim said Wiebers will present both in a main session speech and a special session, during which he'll go over building on-farm trials.
Aasheim said the agenda isn't set yet, so anyone who has ideas for a topic or anyone who is interested in presenting can contact him with ideas.
Registration is open through the conference dates. Early bird pricing of $75 is available through Dec. 21. The price after that date is $100. The first 30 people to register will receive half price registration. Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit https://www.precisionagriculturesummit.com for more information and to register.