Nebraska Ag Technology Conference Feb. 4-5

Nebraska Ag Technology Conference Feb. 4-5

January 20, 2015

Keep up with emerging ag technologies for your farm at the 2015 Nebraska Agriculture Technology Association Conference Feb. 4-5 in Grand Island.

Chuck Hibberd, dean and director of Nebraska Extension
Chuck Hibberd

John Fulton
John Fulton

Technology advances in precision agriculture are transforming today's farms. The 2015 Nebraska Agriculture Technology Association (NeATA) Conference  will focus on the latest products, practices, and services available to producers. The symposium registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 4 and the conference registration starts at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5.

NeATA is a grassroots agriculture-based non-profit association founded by innovative Nebraska farmers and agribusiness representatives who share a common desire to stay informed about emerging agricultural technologies.  The annual symposium and conference are co-hosted by NeATA and Nebraska Extension.

The Feb. 4 program includes two half-day symposiums on:

  • Integrated Agronomic Management Systems (Encirca, Field Scripts and ACS)
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) use in Agriculture

The evening program on Feb. 4 will feature UAV technology demonstrations from the Nebraska Intelligent Mobile Unmanned Systems (NIMBUS) lab including autonomous flights and plant height determination.

The Thursday, Feb. 5, program will feature 16 breakout sessions with agribusiness and university presentations on the latest advances in ag technology. In the morning, the feature speaker, Larry Gualtney from E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company, will present "Crop ProtectionOpportunities, Challenges." Over lunch,  Chuck Hibberd, dean and director of Nebraska Extension, will present "A Century of Extension."

The closing keynote speaker, John Fulton, associate professor with Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University, will present "Trends for Enabling Data Driven Crop Production Management."  He will address

  • technology advancements and data streams being generated by technology;
  • how advancements in machinery and seed technology are converging and influencing options at the farm level; and
  • options for cloud storage and data permissions today and tomorrow.


The NeATA Conference will be held at the Mid-Town Holiday Inn in Grand Island.

For more information and to register, visit the NeATA website

Nathan Mueller
Extension Educator, Dodge County

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