Conference to Highlight Latest Agricultural Technologies

NeATA 2017
Figure 1. Rachel Stevens, UNL MS student, discusses research with the multi-hybrid planters at the 2017 NeATA Conference. The 2018 conference looks at utilizing management zones in production agriculture and 16 more topics.

Conference to Highlight Latest Agricultural Technologies

The annual Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association (NeATA) conference will be Feb. 7-8 in Kearney at the Younes Conference Center, 416 West Talmadge Road.


Chad Moyer from KTIC on what's in store for this year's NeATA Conference.

Photo from NeATA 2017
Figure 2. John Nowatzki, Extension Ag Machine Systems Specialist at North Dakota State University, discussed UAS (unmanned aerial system) applications in agriculture at the 2017 NeATA Conference. (Photos by Nathan Mueller)

The first day of the conference will be a symposium on utilizing management zones within production agriculture. The speakers, from both private industry and universities, will discuss management zone data collection, creation of zones, evaluation and economics of management zones. The symposium will wrap-up with round-table discussions of management zones in rainfed fields and irrigated fields. A social hour will follow at 5 p.m.

Day two feature speakers include Josh McGrath, University of Kentucky soil management extension specialist, and Matt Davison, University of Nebraska associate athletic director and voice for Nebraska football and basketball. Attendees will also be able to choose from 16 break-out offerings, covering such topics as nutrient and water management, data management and collection, precision agriculture economics, and future concepts.

The conference is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 8.

The registration fee is $200 per person for both days or $125 for one day only. Students may register for $75 per person. There is no registration deadline.

The Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association is a membership network that provides a venue for members to share agricultural research experiences and knowledge related to current and emerging technologies in agriculture. Membership is not required to attend the conference.

For more information about the conference and to register, visit

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