Register Now for Precision Ag Data Management Workshops

Register Now for Precision Ag Data Management Workshops

January 20, 2015

Learn how to extract more information from your precision ag data at one of 10 Nebraska Extension workshops this winter.

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Figure 1. Learn how to use yield, soil, imagery, and other data to its fullest potential to develop an integrated agronomic management system for your farm. Register now for a Precision Ag Data Management Workshop. (Source: Nathan Mueller)

Yield monitor data is one of the most valuable pieces of farm information that is gathered each year. Utilizing yield, soil, and input data to its fullest potential is the objective in developing an integrated agronomic management system. This workshop will help drive informed decisions and make the most of data you already have to drive future profitability.

The Precision Ag Data Management Workshops will offer lectures and hands-on activities using Ag Leaders SMS Advanced software.  (Laptops and data will be supplied.) Each site will be limited to 25 registrants.

Session topics will demonstrate strategies to:
  • conduct multi-year yield data normalization analyses;
  • analyze yield monitor data versus as-applied split planter hybrid data;
  • quantify yield monitor data versus NRCS soil survey boundaries and soil electrical conductivity (EC) maps generated from Veris data;
  • develop prescription maps for crop inputs under irrigated and dryland conditions and export to an in-cab monitor; and
  • develop and evaluate the performance of management plans for corn seeding rates using on-farm research strategies.


Programs are the same at each site and begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5 p.m.


  • Thursday, Jan. 29 — Fremont, Dodge County Extension Office; register by Jan. 26
    Contact: Nathan Mueller, (402) 727-2775 or
  • Friday, Jan. 30 — Ithaca, Saunders County Extension, UNL ARDC, register by Jan. 26
    Contact: Laura Thompson, (402) 624-8000 or


  • Friday, Feb. 6 — Grand Island, College Park; register by Feb. 3
    Contact: Todd Whitney, (402) 694-6174 or
  • Tuesday, Feb. 24 — York, 4-H Bldg., 2400 Nebraska Ave.; register by Feb. 20
    Contact: Gary Zoubek, (402) 362-5508 or
  • Wednesday, Feb. 25 — Clay Center, Clay County Activities Bldg.; register by Feb. 20
    Contact: Jenny Rees, (402) 762-3644 or
  • Thursday, Feb. 26 — Central City, Venture Center; register by Feb. 20
    Contact: Troy Ingram, (308) 946-3843 or


  • Tuesday, March 3 — Auburn, Nemaha County Hospital Classroom, 2022 13th St.; register by Feb. 27
    Contact: Gary Lesoing, (402) 274-4755 or
  • Wednesday, March 4 — Beatrice; register by Feb. 27
    Contact: Paul Hay, 402-223-1384 or
  • Thursday, March 3 — Geneva, Public Library; register by Feb. 27
    Contact: Brandy VanDeWalle, (402) 759-3712 or
  • Tuesday, March 10 — Gothenburg, Monsanto Learning Center; register by Feb. 27
    Contact: Chuck Burr, 308-696-6783 or


Registration is $50. Add $15 for an additional registrant from the same farm operation who will share a computer and add $20 for anyone requesting CCA CEUs. CCA CEUs are currently pending approval. Six credits are anticipated for the successful completion of the workshop (one credit each for soil and water, soil fertility, and professional development and three credits for crop management) . Registration includes learning guides, a jump drive with similar information, and lunch.

To register, contact the Extension office indicated in the schedule by the deadline listed.

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