Precision Ag Data Management Workshops: Extract Value from your Data

Nebraska Extension Soils Educator Brian Krienke teaching a workshop segment
Brian Krienke, Nebraska Extension soils extension educator, conducts a training session during the 2016 Precision Ag Data Management Workshop, a hands-on learning opportunity to help farmers extract more value from their ag data.

Precision Ag Data Management Workshops: Extract Value from your Data

Learn how to extract more information from your precision agriculture data at the 2017 Nebraska Extension Precision Ag Data Management Workshops next January and February. The workshops will consist of presentations and hands-on exercises using Ag Leader SMS software, Microsoft Excel, and USDA Management Zone Analyst. Producers, crop consultants, retailers, and other agricultural professionals may attend. (Six hours of CCA CEUs are expected for each day).

On-line preregistration is required at least one week in advance of the class and class size is limited to 20 to facilitate the hands-on training. To register online, visit the program website.

Data Management Topics and Information

Day One topics will include:

  • Creating field-based profitability with yield data and partial budgets
  • Soil sampling and development of grid and zone based maps
  • On-Farm Research 1: Setting up variable rate field trials
  • On-Farm Research 2: Analyzing yield versus as-applied data

Day Two topics will include:

  • Aerial imagery, available datasets and utilization
  • Profitability with multiple operations (as-applied data plus yield maps)
  • Management Zones Part 1: Development using Ag Leader SMS Software
  • Management Zones Part 2: USDA Management Zone Analyst exercise

Further Information and Registration

Individuals can register for one or both days. Cost is $65 for one day or $110 for both days. Registration includes a booklet of printed learning guides, a jump drive with workshop tutorials attendees can reference at home, and available data sets. Please contact us for spousal registration rates. Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to your registered session.  For cancellations made prior to your registered session, the total fee, less a $10 processing fee will be refunded.

For more information or to register, please visit the 2017 Nebraska Extension Precision Ag Data Management Workshop registration website at

For more information about these programs, contact: Joe Luck at 402-472-1488 or or Nathan Mueller at 402-727-2775 or

Program Sites

Workshops begin with check-in at 8:30 a.m. and sessions from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Lincoln ― Nebraska Innovation Campus

  • January 10, 2017 ($65)
  • January 11, 2017 ($65)
  • Register for both days ($110)

York ― 4-H Building, York County Fairgrounds

  • January 12, 2017 ($65)
  • January 13, 2017 ($65)
  • Register for both days ($110)

North Platte ― UNL West Central Research and Extension Center Auditorium

  • January 26, 2017 ($65)
  • January 27, 2017 ($65)
  • Register for both days ($110)

Norfolk ― Northeast Community College Learning Center

  • February 7, 2017 ($65)
  • February 8, 2017 ($65)
  • Register for both days ($110)

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