Kansas Agricultural Technologies Conference, January 18-19 in Junction City

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The 21th Annual Kansas Agricultural Technologies (KARTA) Conference will be held January 18-19, 2018 in Junction City at the Courtyard by Marriott & adjacent Convention Center, 310 Hammons Dr.

This annual event brings hundreds of agricultural producers and industry leaders together for a two-day interactive workshop on the ever-changing precision agriculture industry. There will be presentations on a wide variety of topics dealing with precision agriculture. The two-day event also includes vendor displays, the KARTA Annual Meeting, research presentations from grant recipients, and an interactive evening discussion that is always an attendee favorite.

Conference topics and invited speakers include:

  • Making precision work, perspectives of a service provider - Ty Flichenster, Upward Ag Systems
  • Are you harvesting your most important assets? -  Jeremy Wilson, CropIMS
  • The internet of machines - Jason Ward, NC State University
  • Optimizing every plant with automation - Erik Ehn, Blue River Technology
  • Approaches to variable rate nitrogen - Brian Arnall, Oklahoma State Univ.
  • Rapid fire overview of current precision ag research at K-State - various K-State faculty

In addition to the invited spearks, KARTA members will present research results from various on-farm projects.

The conference is co-sponsored by K-State Research and Extension and the Kansas Agricultural Research and Technology Association, whose members are producers, university researchers, and industry professionals focused on learning about agricultural production and technological and informational changes on today’s farms.

There is a fee for this conference, and you must register. More information about the conference, including online registration, is available at www.KARTA-online.org

Information is also available by contacting Lucas Haag, K-State Research and Extension Northwest Area Crops and Soil Specialist, at 785-462-6281 or lhaag@ksu.edu.