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Precision Agriculture Summit scheduled

The third annual Precision Agriculture Summit is scheduled for Jan. 20-21 at the Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.

The summit is organized by the Red River Valley Research Corridor, North Dakota Farmers Union, Lake Region State College's Dakota Precision Ag Center and NDSU's Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering.

John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension Service agricultural machine systems specialist, is collaborating with others to plan the summit and will be moderating crop precision technology sessions. “The summit is intended to be an opportunity for sharing precision agriculture research, technology and needs among farmers, industry, consultants and university personnel," he says. "The 2014 summit agenda includes concurrent crop and livestock precision technology tracks. Parts of the agenda are arranged for both tracks to come together for presentations applying to all areas of precision agriculture."

The main agenda focuses on new trends in precision agriculture technology, such as Google Glass, unmanned aircraft systems and the economics of precision agriculture. Presenters from Boeing Corp. and Trimble Navigation will discuss their work with unmanned aircraft systems in agriculture.

For more information or to register, visit the Red River Valley Research Corridor website at http://theresearchcorridor.com/precisionagsummit2014 or contact Ryan Aasheim at 701-499-6994 or ryan@theresearchcorridor.com.

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