Area corn and soybean farmers will find out how they can increase production while decreasing costs at “Farming with GPS,” Wednesday, June 12 at Farmamerica, the Minnesota Agricultural Interpretive Center.
The event begins at 8 a.m. with an overview of new capabilities and benefits of GPS. Farmers will learn about how the combination of global positioning technologies, sensors, and computers can enable higher precision, use of less fertilizer, and improved yields at lower costs, according to University of Minnesota Extension Educator Brad Carlson.
Breakout sessions and demonstrations by Ag Leader, Case IH/Trimble, John Deere, and Precision Planting will be followed by a free lunch. Farmers can then stay for individual tutoring and “ride and drive” opportunities.
“Farming with GPS” is sponsored by Farmamerica, the Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and Waseca County Corn and Soybean Growers and the Soybean Checkoff, with support from University of Minnesota Extension and South Central College. Details are available at www.farmamerica.org.