Two NDSU personnel are set to give featured presentations during the Northwest Farm Managers Association’s 110th annual meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.
William Wilson, NDSU Distinguished University Professor of agribusiness and applied economics, will discuss “Trade wars and North Dakota soybeans.” Wilson conducts research on risk and strategy as applied to agriculture, with particular focus on procurement, transportation and logistics, international marketing and competition.
John Nowatzki, NDSU Extension agricultural machine systems specialist, will present “Unmanned aircraft systems for production agriculture.” Nowatzki will provide a summary of research with large and small unmanned aerial vehicles for weed and disease identification, stand emergence counts and yield prediction. He also will describe planned 2019 UAS sprayer research.
Other speakers will give talks on farm financial management, grain market outlook and strategies, how to use crop data analysis and applying behavioral economics for farm decision making.
The meeting is open to the public. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The fee for attending is $75, payable at the door. The fee includes a noon meal and breaks. For more information, call 701-231-7393.
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