Industry / Education
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
9:40am to 10:20am
After teaching precision agriculture in the Midwest for 20+ years, the presenter now teaches in California. Not only is California agriculture different, the education for technical and technology skills is very different. This presentation will provide an overview of the Farm of the Future at West Hills College and how it is using guided pathways, collaborations with universities, stackable certifications, and online options to upgrade incumbent worker skills.
Terry Brase, is the Precision Ag Instructor at West Hills College Coalinga focusing on teaching and developing technology courses. He has BS and MS degrees in Ag Education from Iowa State University. He taught at two Iowa community colleges for 30 years; teaching ag geospatial technologies for the last 23 years. He developed the first in the nation two-year degree in Precision Agriculture in 1995 with funding from the National Science Foundation. In 2001 he was the originator and Principal Investigator of AgrowKnowledge, the National Center for Science and Technology in Agriculture. Published works include an ESRI Virtual Campus course on Spatial Analysis in ag, a textbook entitled “Precision Agriculture”, and a chapter on GIS in the soon to be released “Precision Farming Basics” from the American Society of Agronomy. He was the recipient of the 2012 Educator Award of Excellence at the International Precision Ag Conference. As Managing Owner of BrASE LLC, he writes freelance articles on agricultural technology and works with companies and colleges on their educational needs.