PRECISION AG AND FIELD CROPS DAY IS AUG. 17
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- The 2004 South Alabama Precision Ag and Field Crops Day will be Aug. 17, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Wiregrass Regional Research & Extension Center in Headland. Buses will depart at 8:15 a.m.
This field day is being sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Auburn University. Tour stops will include the Kirkland Farm, Balkcom Farm and the Williams Farm during the morning. The tour will stop at the Houston County Farm Center for lunch and precision ag displays. Farm stops will include production and precision ag applications on cotton, corn, and peanuts.
"For many Alabama producers, precision farming has become a matter of economic survival," said Buddy Adamson, director of the Federation's Wheat & Feed Grains and Cotton divisions. "It has enabled many of them to not only cut costs but to also safeguard the environment by applying farm crop protection products only where they're needed.
"Labor is also an issue. Turning out a crop is hard enough without the added challenge of finding and keeping labor. Precision farming methods have enabled some farmers to substitute technology for labor by becoming more efficient in every facet of their operations."
A complete agenda for the day's activities is available on the Alfa Farmers' website at www.alfafarmers.org. For more information email Adamson at email@example.com or call him at 1-800-392-5705, ext. 4216.