Precision Ag Conference scheduled for January
The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association would like to announce that registration is now being accepted for the 16th Annual Precision Agricultural Technologies Conference, which will be held Jan. 17 to 18, 2013, in Salina, Kan. This annual event brings hundreds of agricultural producers and industry leaders for a two-day interactive workshop on the ever-changing precision agriculture industry. The funds generated through the association dues and conference registrations are used to provide grants to facilitate on-farm research projects and instructional workshops on the hardware and software necessary to conduct agricultural research trials.
Those in attendance at the conference will hear presentations from dynamic speakers 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.
"We have big plans for growing the statewide conference this year," says KARTA Board President Dietrich Kastens. "In addition to the line-up of speakers addressing cutting-edge developments in the precision agriculture industry, we have added two new elements that will hopefully bring in new participants and broaden our audience."
A new subsidized student registration option is catered to agricultural students at all of the state's post-secondary educational institutions. A discounted registration of only $50 will allow students at all levels of their education to network with producers and industry leaders. "We think it is important that students have the opportunity to participate in this growing event," Kastens says. "We want the next generation of farmers to gain insight on their field of work from first-hand producers who are on the cutting edge of precision agriculture."
The second element that has been added to the conference is a new online payment service. Anyone who signs up for the conference by downloading the registration form from www.kartaonline.org can indicate on their form that they would like to pay with a credit card. After they mail in the form, they will be contacted by email with a link to an online payment platform that they can conveniently access at any time.
The KARTA Precision Agricultural Technologies Conference will take place at the Ramada Conference Center in Salina, Kan., on Jan. 17 to 18, 2013. Registration for the two-day conference is $225 per person, with meals and refreshments included. For more information or to download a registration form for the winter conference, visit www.kartaonline.org.