Data is helpful only if you know how to interpret it. Participants in the Tech in Ag workshop, sponsored by EducationProjects.org, the Ohio State University, and USDA’s National Institute …
Tech in Ag 2019 workshop: groundhogs not welcome
If the weather isn’t challenging enough, how about the groundhogs? They damaged the soybean plot planned for use in the EducationProjects.org, Ohio State University, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture-sponsored Tech in Ag workshop, but that didn’t stop Dr. Alex Lindsey from facilitating an engaging and informative event!
Middle and high school teachers from all over Ohio gathered at OSU’s Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory in July for this two-day workshop. Lindsey’s goal is to help teachers learn more about precision ag, careers, data collection, and how farmers make decisions about management practices, so they can share that information with students.
Highlights of the workshop included:
- a presentation on Ohio’s agricultural background and current technology
- nitrogen cycle model simulation
- field work to collect soil samples and data
- a drone presentation by 3D Aerial
- a sprayer demonstration by Delaware County Extension
- auto-steer tractor demonstration
- tour of Waterman Agricultural and Natural Resources Laboratory
- hands-on grafting demonstration by Mark Kroggel, OSU
- data analysis and group presentations