Alabama Extension to host regional precision agriculture workshops

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—As farmers prepare for the upcoming growing seasons, the dawning of a new year is a reminder of the new things to come. The Alabama Cooperative Extension System is planning two precision agriculture workshops in February. These workshops are designed to provide support to farmers as they implement precision agriculture technologies to strengthen preplanting, in-season and harvest management strategies.
Brenda Ortiz, an Alabama Extension precision agriculture specialist, said the topics for each workshop were identified in collaboration with precision agriculture service providers in Alabama, as well as regional Extension agents who frequently interact with farmers and consultants.
Workshop dates and locations
The precision agriculture workshops will be held at two locations during February.
Feb. 8 — Athens State University, Athens, Alabama
Feb. 28 — Eastgate Park, Dothan, Alabama
Each workshop is free and lunch is included, but registration is required. Continuing education units (CEUs) will also be available for attendees.
Ortiz said in addition to the topics listed above, equipment companies will have booths set up to showcase their latest technology and answer producer questions.
“I firmly believe these workshops will provide participants–especially farmers–with the opportunity to learn from fellow farmers, university precision agriculture specialists and industry representatives on how to best use precision agriculture technologies,” she said. “They will also learn how to adapt those to their operation, as well as learning what is new or in the pipeline that could have a positive impact on their operation and the environment.”
More information
Register for these events via the Alabama Extension website, For more information, contact Ortiz directly at
Regional Extension agents and county Extension offices can also help interested producers find and complete registration information.