Precision Ag Technology Day to be Held by OSU Extension


The OSU Extension Office in Fulton County will be holding a Northwest Ohio Precision Agriculture Technology Day—Planter Focus on Tuesday, August 6th from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon. This year the event will focus on precision planter technology and will feature discussions and demonstrations from leading equipment, seed and technology professionals. John Deere Kenn-Feld Group, Archbold Equipment CaseIH/Kinze, and Horsh Planters/Paul Martin and Sons are major sponsor partners for this planter focused event.

The event will start with registration and sponsor exhibits at 8:15 am in the Junior Fair Building. In the morning, participants will hear from Extension and Ag industry professionals who will be discussing agronomics, latest technology, and data management. The first session will feature Dr. Peter Thomison, OSUE Corn Specialist, and Jeff Taylor, DuPont Pioneer Product Manager, to discuss the agronomics behind precision planter technology and research results of variable rate seeding. The program will continue with Dr. Scott Shearer, Chair of the OSU Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, who will share “What are all the Planter Possibilities?” Former Fulton County Extension Educator and current Agronomic Field Specialist, Greg LaBarge, will offer suggestions on how to manage all of the precision data and discuss ownership of data. The last session before lunch will be a Precision Ag Panel including representatives from the seed, consulting and technology side of planting.

Perhaps the most valuable part of the day will be the field demonstrations after lunch. CaseIH, Horsh, John Deere and Kinze will conduct live demonstrations with their latest and most advanced planter models available. Manufacturers are asked to highlight critical factors for maximum planter performance and successful deployment of their respective precision planter technologies. Producers will have a chance to interact and dialogue with manufacturers and their corresponding technology representatives.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are needed to get an accurate lunch count. Please contact the OSU Extension Office at 419-337-9210 or with name, address, and email to get registered by July 31st. For a complete agenda and list of sponsors, click here. The Fulton County Fairgrounds are located at 8591 State Route 108, Wauseon, OH 43567.

The NW Ohio Precision Agriculture Day is one of many statewide agriculture industry events through the OSUE Ag Managers Team ( and OSUE Ag Crops Team ( this summer. For a complete list of statewide events see website.



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