AgriVision Equipment Group

SHELDON—Northwest Iowa Community College and AgriVision Equipment Group have announced the inaugural 2019 Precision Ag Expo.

The event will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, July 15, on NCC’s campus in Sheldon.

“This is a great opportunity for students who have interest not only in farming and agriculture but also those who are interested in the technology and business collaboration that makes it all possible,” said Megan Dieken, NCC’s youth programming event coordinator.

“AgriVision is bringing industry-leading subject matter experts to educate the students and any accompanying instructors about the latest in precision ag technology and farming equipment,” Dieken said. “Not only that, but the students will actually operate all the equipment. Everything will be hands-on so this is a perfect learning opportunity for FFA Chapters along with any student interested in agriculture at any level.

“The other exciting component to this Expo is the FFA leaders can earn professional development dollars, have individual time with tech experts on how to integrate this into their local chapter and enter their group for cool prizes that they can use for later projects.”

Topics include:

  • Auto-guidance systems.
  • GPS.
  • Precision application.
  • Remote sensing.
  • Geographic information systems.
  • Data collection/management.

Hands-on opportunities with equipment:

  • Combine.
  • Tractor.
  • Planter.
  • Sprayer.

There will be a free lunch, snacks and a T-shirt for each participant. Students also will be able to win prizes for their FFA program and participate in a drone scavenger hunt.