Date: Wed Aug 3, 2016
Time: 1:20 PM - 3:20 PM
Training and keeping precision specialists up to date in this dynamic field is a challenge. How do you keep your people informed and on the cutting edge in a world that is changing faster than you can implement the tools available today that could be obsolete tomorrow? We may not have the answers, but we hope to spark a discussion around this topic.
TOP 10 Precision Ag pitfalls from experience. (how they were or are being addressed)
This session will discuss some of the issues we have overcome and still face in Precision Ag. From labor to software and everything in between.
With the quick adaption of precision agriculture by farmers in the last ten years, there has become a shortage in the workforce of employees with knowledge of precision agriculture technologies. Results from a statewide survey completed in Indiana by Ivy Tech Community College showed that in the future, this trend would continue to grow.
To tackle this issue in our state, meetings were held with various local businesses in the agriculture sector. Ideas of course curriculum, training materials, and studies of emphasis were gathered. With their input, a precision agriculture degree was born at Ivy Tech Community College.