The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection and Discovery Farms at University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension are hosting a webinar on precision agriculture at noon on Tuesday, June 9th.
Increasing profitability with precision agriculture featuring farmer Jeff Lake
June’s webinar will focus on the use of precision agriculture in conservation and farm planning, featuring Jeff Lake, a farmer from Boyceville and member of the Hay River Farmer-Led Watershed Council. The concept of sub-field precision agriculture planning clearly demonstrates to producers what parts of a field make them the most profit and which areas are consistently costing them money to farm. Following evaluation of farm-specific data, options for management changes or conservation practices are identified as ways to address these under-performing acres to improve productivity while also building soil health, and providing water quality and wildlife habitat benefits. The webinar will cover this process in more detail as well as specific conservation practices commonly considered in this approach. Scott Stipetich of Pheasants Forever and a key partner on this project will also join the discussion.
To register for the webinar, visit https://bit.ly/39I3eA4.
This webinar is part of the Planting New Ideas, Growing Conservation producer-led webinar series that provides an opportunity to listen to an in-depth conversation about a specific conservation practice that a producers is implementing on their farm. Producers will talk about the details of implementing, challenges experienced, and tips on how to get started. Listeners and participants can ask questions throughout and after the topic discussion. Webinars will be hosted on the second Tuesday of the month at noon. Topics will be announced.
For recordings of previous webinars, visit http://www.uwdiscoveryfarms.org/news-and-events/events/producer-led-webinar-series.
For more information about the producer-led webinar series, visit https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/ProducerLedWebinars.aspx