The LSU AgCenter will host a conference on data and technology in agriculture on Jan. 29.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the State Evacuation Shelter on U.S. Highway 71 near Alexandria.
Several AgCenter experts will present information about digital and precision agriculture — fields of study that deal with using technology to collect and interpret data to make farming more efficient.
Terry Griffin, an assistant professor at Kansas State University, will deliver a keynote address on the value of “big data” to agriculture.
After a lunch break, Louisiana farmers will take part in a panel discussion on data topics.
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The conference also will feature a trade show, giving attendees a chance to talk to representatives of leading Louisiana agri-businesses. Vendors interested in having a booth should contact AgCenter agent R.L. Frazier at RFrazier@agcenter.lsu.edu.
Registration for this free event is required here.