Planting Technology Field Day

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On April 27, 2017, members of the Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture participated in the Planting Technology Field Demo Day at Chip Bowling’s family farm in Charlotte Hall, Maryland. Held by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), the day featured demonstrations of modern planting equipment and promoted the importance of precision agriculture in the future of farming. Thirty-eight U.S. Environmental Protection Agency employees and five U.S. Department of Agriculture employees attended the field day, asking questions and engaging with specialists from the industry. A special thanks to AEM, ASTA and NCGA for organizing this great event.

Spray Drift Field Day

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More than 30 officials from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Pesticide Programs attended a Spray Drift Field Day hosted by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and the Agricultural Retailers Association June 15, 2016.

The event, held at the University of Maryland Wye Research and Education Center about an hour from Capitol Hill in Queenstown, Md., introduced regulators to various drift reduction and precision agriculture technologies from several manufacturers. The event was designed to show the EPA officials the full spectrum of capabilities of modern precision agricultural equipment. Read more...

Precision Ag Forum

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Coalition to Advance Precision Agriculture hosted the Precision Ag Forum Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C. The forum included a panel discussion featuring growers and leaders in the agricultural equipment, crop inputs and conservation fields. Panelists discussed their perspectives on precision agriculture, results observed or achieved through their usage of precision farming technologies, and a personal forecast for what they see for precision agriculture in the future. A reception followed the afternoon’s panel. Read More...