HAYS, KS -- Fort Hays State University's Department of Agriculture is sponsoring the first Precision Agriculture/No-Till Field Day on Oct. 18.
This event is aimed at bringing knowledge about the techniques of no-till farming and the high-tech computer and satellite gear used in precision agriculture.
Precision agriculture uses technology to manage crop various facets of crop production, such as fertilizer, pesticide and seed applications, in an effort to reduce waste and increase profits.
This event will be held in the beef division of the Riegel Building on FHSU's University Farm. Registration will begin at 9:15; sessions will start at 10 a.m.
Topics covered will include soil sampling techniques, no-till operations techniques, proper yield calibration and data downloading.
"This is designed for people interested in or currently involved in no-till and precision agriculture who want to learn more," said Bob Stephenson, associate professor of agriculture. "This is an exciting opportunity for producers and I hope farmers will be able to apply this information to their farming practices."
Interested persons should call the agriculture office at (785) 628-5294 to register. Registration until Oct. 5 is $5 and $7 from then until the day of the event. Walk-ins will be limited.