Northeast Community College in West Point will offer two precision agriculture training sessions.
Understanding Ag Data and Variability (AGRI 5140/19S & CRN #70211) will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 23 in Room 211 of the West Point extended campus, 202 Anna Stalp Ave.
In this course, participants will discuss the concept of identifying variabilities in the field and creating management zones to address them. Areas to be covered include: purpose of ag data and how it is used in managing variability; different types of variability and how they affect one another; the major drivers of variability and how to address them; the pros and cons of “big data”; the challenges of working with ag data; data sharing challenges; and major classifications of ag data and the benefits of each.
Soil Management Technology (AGRI 5140/19S & CRN #70212) will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 7 and March 14 in Room 102 of the West Point Technical Center, 200 W. Washington St.
In this class, participants will discuss different types of technology that can be utilized in managing soil profiles. Topics covered will include the uses of EC data; soil moisture and fertility sensors; and different soil sampling methods and technologies.
Cost of each course, with Lonny Mitchell the instructor, is $80.
To register for either or both sessions, call Northeast Community College in West Point at 402-372-2269. Pre-registration is required.