Alabama Extension Announces Precision Ag Training Opportunities

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Adoption of precision agriculture technology in the Southeast is increasing, but farmers still struggle with taking full advantage of the technology available to adopt site-specific management practices.

Dr. Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Extension precision agriculture specialist, along with other Extension specialists will hold several workshops to educate individuals in order to maximize their use of precision agriculture technologies.

The Alabama Extension Precision Agriculture program will offer four different workshops throughout the year. The topics of the workshops are listed below along with a link for registration. There is no cost is involved, but limited seats are available. Registration is required for admittance. Each event will be located at E.V. Smith Research Center (4725 County Road 40 Shorter, AL). Lunch will be provided for attendees.

Workshop                           Time                          Date                            Link to register

Use of Soil Sensors             8 a.m. – 3 p.m.          Feb. 24              
for Irrigation

Precision Ag. Sprayer          8 a.m. – 2 p.m.         March 10           

Yield monitor                      8 a.m. – 2 p.m.         June 22             
calibration and use of
yield data

Precision Ag. Planter            8 a.m. – 2 p.m.        Nov. 30             

These workshops are available for farmers, consultants, Extension personnel and governmental agency personnel (NRCS, USDA).

CEUs/CCAs will be available for all attendees at every training.

Questions related to this program can be answered with an email to Dr. Ortiz at or Extension Regional Crops Agent Christy Hicks at

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