Date: Wed Jul 24, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Moderator: Peyton Harper
Farming Smarter, Not Harder will be looking into the 4R’s and how we work with our farmers, focusing on precision ag to help produce the best crop they can.
Most view the 4R Nutrient Stewardship system as an environmental impact strategy. But have you thought about the 4R strategy as a beneficial economic system? With proper implementation of precision agriculture and data collection, 4R nutrient management not only reduces nutrient waste and runoff, but provides farmers with an economic blueprint that will place fertility investment in the proper places to maximize production, increase fertilizer efficiency, therefore yielding greater returns on investment. Join Grant as he discusses the decisions he makes to achieve the goals of greater profitability through strategic investment in a precision based 4R nutrient system.
Farmers operate within the confines of the market system, and while there are opportunities to reduce our impact on the environment, each farmer must carefully weigh how those decisions impact them and their family’s financial future. The objective of Precision Conservation Management (PCM) is work one-on-one with farmers to help them understand the costs and benefits of adopting new conservation practices. Utilizing aggregated and anonymized farmer data to serve farmer needs in a way that demonstrates how conservation practices affect both society and farm income.