October 28, 2019
The Farm Credit Knowledge Center will host the first of two free Precision Agriculture Technology Workshops at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Farm on November 6, 2019 from 9 AM to 1 PM.
The 2019 Precision Agriculture Technology Workshop is a free offering from the Farm Credit Knowledge Center in which participants will learn about precision agriculture tools used to enhance beef and dairy management as well as industry best practice relating to these technologies.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit Virginia Tech’s agricultural research center, Kentland Farm. In addition to touring and learning about the university’s state-of-the-art dairy facility, attendees will hear an overview of current research out of the College of Agricultural and Life Science, attend a presentation on cattle feed efficiency, and receive a demonstration on agricultural drone use. On farm transportation and lunch will be provided.
Marie Rothwell, Knowledge Center Program Specialist, shared, “We are excited to provide this opportunity to the agricultural community in Southwest Virginia. Technology continues to make a larger and larger impact on producer’s success in today’s agricultural landscape. We hope participants will leave the event with insight they can take home to their own operations.”
Registration can be made via Eventbrite, by contacting Marie Rothwell at (540) 463-5255 ext. 5415 or by email at MRothwell@FCVirginias.com.
The second workshop will be held at Reymann Memorial Farm in Wardensville, WV, on November 12, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST. For more information on the Wardensville event, please visit the Farm Credit Knowledge Center website: https://farmcreditknowledgecenter.com/
About Farm Credit of the Virginias
Farm Credit of the Virginias provides over $1.8 billion dollars in financing to more than 11,000 farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners throughout Virginia, West Virginia and western Maryland. Farm Credit is a cooperative capitalized largely through investments made by farmers, ranchers and the rural homeowners and businesses that borrow from them. In fact, as part of a nationwide network they are the largest single provider of agricultural credit in the United States and have been for over 100 years. Farm Credit helps maintain and improve the quality of life in rural America and on the farm through its constant commitment to competitive lending, expert financial services and for facilitating and sharing knowledge and resources through the Farm Credit Knowledge Center. For more information, visit www.FarmCreditKnowledgeCenter.com or www.FarmCreditofVirginias.com.
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