New to Precision Agriculture?
Not sure about what precision agriculture is? Are you curious about implementing precision ag techniques on your farm but feeling intimidated?
Prior to the Virtual Precision Agriculture Conference, Farms.com is offering two pre-conference Precision Agriculture webinars to help farmers who may be new to precision agriculture. Precision Ag 101 will be a one-hour webinar where farmers who are interested will get an introduction to precision agriculture basics. Precision Agriculture 201 will build on the basic with more information of key concepts.
Precision Ag 101 and 201 will be led by Olds College professor Alex Melnitchouck who holds his Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, and second Master’s Degree in Soils and Environmental Sciences. Alex has 25 years of experience in farmers fields, including Precision Ag projects in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
These will be practical webinars with a focus on the economic benefits of precision agriculture and tips on how to get started quickly and efficiently.
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CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
PRESENTATION TOPIC: Pre-Conference Precision Ag 101 & 201 Webinars
Alex Melnitchouck holds his Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences, and second Master’s Degree in Soils and Environmental Sciences, backed up by 25 years of work experience at the international level, including precision Ag projects in Canada, USA, Germany, Switzerland, Brazil, Australia, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus. He is a member of Alberta Institute of Agrologists (P.Ag.) and an author of more than 50 publications in scientific journals and proceedings of conferences.
Alex’s area of expertise encompasses various aspects of spatial data management and analysis in agriculture and environment including aerial and satellite imagery, soil and yield data, prescription and as-applied files. His main research interests and practical experience comprise analysis of spatial variability of growing conditions, environmental modeling, approaches to delineation of management zones and economic benefits of precision agriculture.
DR. XIN (REX) SUN
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR AT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & BIOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING
PRESENTATION TOPIC: Pre-Conference Precision Ag 101 & 201 Webinars; Artificial Intelligence Applications in Precision Agriculture
Dr. Xin (Rex) Sun is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABEN) of North Dakota State University. He got his Ph.D. from the Department of Agricultural Engineering of Nanjing Agricultural University with the major of Agricultural Mechanization Engineering. Dr. Sun’s research interest area focuses on artificial intelligence and robotic technologies in Precision Agriculture. Dr. Sun has investigated 25 research projects, including crop, livestock, and food production in the precision agriculture domain. Dr. Sun has collaborated with many academic and industry partners, including Harvard University, Iowa State University, Texas A&M University, Nanjing Agricultural University, Jiangsu University, USDA, National Pork Board, Hormel Food, and JBS. Dr. Sun published 78 different academic articles, including 23 journal articles, 27 abstract and 2 book chapters, etc.