"GPS in Agriculture - Guiding You to the Future" is a full day conference for everyone interested in learning more about the emerging GPS technologies for agriculture. The June 23 conference at the Interstate Center in Bloomington is sponsored by University of Illinois Extension and McLean County Farm Bureau. The program will feature presentations to answer many of the economic and application questions, and provide an opportunity for hands-on experiences of the technologies.
Registration will start at and the demonstrations will end by .
The program will feature general session presentations, concurrent sessions, and seminars/demonstrations by various agribusiness:
- "The Dollar$ and Sense of GPS in Agriculture," presented by Terry Griffin, Purdue University, will offer a discussion of the economic impacts of various technologies;
- "Where in the World is the GPS Industry Today?" Rudy Rudolph, Mid-Tech, will cover this overview of the current status of the GPS technology for agriculture;
- "To Infinity and Beyond - Technology: What is on the Horizon?" Dr. Qin Zhang, University of Illinois, will present this look at the future of GPS technologies;
- "So You Have Yield Data, Now What?" Dennis Bowman, U. of I. Extension and Brad Glenn, farmer, will direct this session;
- "Conservation Farming with GPS - Farm bill, FSA & GPS," presented by Joe Curless, FSA;
- "The Future Is in Your Hands - GPS Handheld Technology." Jay Solomon and Pete Fandel, U of I Extension, will cover this topic;
- "On-farm Research with GPS," will be presented by Terry Griffin, Purdue University.
Lunch, breaks, and handouts are included for the $15 registration. Contact the McLean Extension Unit at 309-663-8306 to register.