Precision Ag Education Set

Jonesboro, Ark., to host meeting.

Published on: Nov 20, 2007

The American Soybean Association and John Deere are teaming up to bring growers a opportunity to learn about the value of precision agriculture systems.

Winter meetings are planned for Jan. 8, 2008, in Wahoo, Neb.; Jan. 28, 2008, in Jonesboro, Ark.; and Jan. 29, 2008, Indianapolis, Ind.

"This is the winter education series of our "Reach for the Stars" precision ag program," says ASA president John Hoffman, a soybean producer from Waterloo, Iowa. "These meetings provide a great learning opportunity for anyone who has considered integrating precision ag into their operation or wants to learn about the latest in precision farming technology."

The meetings will feature the presidents of the state soybean associations, an ASA executive committee member and experts in precision farm management systems. John Deere AMS personnel will present an overview of precision ag equipment and farm management software.

A panel discussion will follow, featuring speakers and growers who won use of a premium level precision ag system in ASA's national "Reach for the Stars" contest.