OVID, N.Y. — Famers and anyone interested in learning more about precision agriculture and how it can be implemented on the farm is invited to attend a three part series starting Friday, February 7th, 2020 from 1 to 3 pm at the Ovid Fire Hall at 2136 Brown Street. Hosted by Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension, the series will feature Dr. Ali Nafchi, Precision Agriculture Specialist with CCE’s Western New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Team and the Cornell Vegetable Program. Topics will begin with an introduction to precision agriculture and why any producer of an agricultural product should be interested in precision agriculture. Follow-up sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, March 3rd and Friday, April 3rd.
Precision agriculture is a management tool utilizing observation and measurement to determine variability within fields. Computers, sensors, GPS, remote sensing, satellite imagery and drones are all components of precision agriculture but all are not necessarily needed to make informed decisions. Participants should bring their questions to learn more about site specific management, variable rate applications, and the economics of using precision agriculture.
All sessions are free to attend; however, pre-registration is required. Register online at: www.senecacountycce.org. If you are unable to access the internet or for more information go to www.senecacountycce.org or call Ag Economic Development Specialist Judy Wright at 315-539-9251 ext. 109.
Celebrating over 100 years of serving the people of the County, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension puts to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; nutrition, food safety and security, and obesity prevention; 4-H youth development, and children, youth, and families; environment and natural resources, sustainable energy and climate change; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. For more information about this and other programs, please contact us at 315-539-9251 or email email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Seneca County
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