Precision Ag Management workshops scheduled

Precision Ag Workshops
Students learn to use technology out in the field.

The Beatrice Campus of Southeast Community College is holding a series of workshops focusing on the topic of precision agriculture.

Four Precision Ag Management workshops are scheduled and will be held at SCC's Beatrice Campus, 4771 W. Scott Road.

To register for these workshops, go online at www.southeast.edu/continuing and click on the REGISTER NOW button. Type in a keyword from each course title to find the following courses. For more information, call 402-437-2700, 800-828-0072, or send an email to continuinged@southeast.edu.

Following is information on each of the workshops:

Part 1: Do You Want to Get the Most Out of Every Acre? Thursday, Feb. 18, 1-4 p.m., $20, Adams Hall, Room 105.

This workshop will help you better understand how to prepare for the upcoming farming season and utilize all the data you have collected through software. You'll learn how to analyze the data you have collected, gain an understanding of what the data tells you, and teach you how to write prescriptions to help you get the most return.

Part 2: Are You Ready for the 2016 Planting Season? Thursday, March 17, 1-4 p.m., $20, Jackson Hall Conference Room.

Is the planter ready for the field? Attend this session to learn about maintenance of your planter and the latest technology in precision agriculture. You'll learn how to ensure that your planter is ready for the upcoming season with maintenance, and we'll review the latest technology on planters and how it works.

Part 3: Variable Rate Irrigation: Applying Water Where You Need It. Thursday, May 19, 1-4 p.m., $20, Jackson Hall Conference Room.

This workshop will give you a better understanding of how Variable Rate Irrigation is utilized and effective in your operation. You'll learn about VRI; how to use topography, soil maps and yield data, and how to increase water efficiency through VRI.

Part 4: Can I Fly My Drone on My Farm? Thursday, June 9, 1-4 p.m., $20, Jackson Hall Conference Room.

This workshop will help you better understand the ever-changing world of drones. Learn the rules and regulations of flying drones, how you can utilize a drone in your operation, and what types of drones are available.

This product is 75 percent funded by a $2,507,462 U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant. Veterans are entitled to priority service.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu