The most current information on research, equipment, economics and more will be part of the Kansas Ag Technology Conference scheduled for Jan. 22-23, at the Holiday Inn in Salina, Kan.
   
The conference, sponsored by Kansas State University Research and Extension and the Kansas Agricultural Research Association, will feature presentations related to precision agriculture, as well as commercial exhibits and time for informal discussion with vendors, researchers and producers familiar with the technology.
   
"This is an applied workshop for farmers, consultants, industry, researchers and others who are using or considering using precision gricultural concepts in their business or farming operation," says Scott taggenborg, Kansas State Extension agronomist.
   
The conference begins with registration at 8 a.m. on Jan. 22; the program starts at 8:45 a.m.
   
Presentation topics and speakers will include:

  • Our Current State of the Art - Ted Macy, MapShots, Data Management
  • Real-Time Nitrogen Soil Sensor - Randy Price, Kansas State
  • Variable Rate Fertilizer Economics - Terry Kastens, Kansas State
  • On-Farm Research - Jim Leverich - University of Wisconsin
  • GIS + Applications: A Holistic Approach - Walter Mayer, ProGIS
  • Remote Sensing in Today´s Agriculture - Lanny Faleide, Agri ImaGis
    Technologies
  • Sensor-based Nitrogen Management - Dave Mengel, Kansas State
  • Sprayer Technology Update - Bob Wolf, Kansas State
  • Information Transfer - Mobile to Station - Bobby Hardin, Texas A&M
    University
  • GIS on the Cheap: Spatial Tools to Process and Integrate Yield Data
    with Zonal Management - Pat Coyne, Kansas State

Vendors will give presentations during the breaks, to allow producers to learn about some of the most recent equipment available.

The conference will end with lunch at 11:35 a.m. on Jan. 23, followed by the KARA annual meeting. Presentations by farmers about research conducted on their farms will follow the meeting.

Registration, which includes breaks and meals is $125. For mre information on registration, the conference program and KARA membership, click here or call Staggenborg at (785) 532-7214 or Lee Scheufler at (620) 257-2508.

Source: Kansas State Universtiy