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AG_S_M 4368: Profit Strategies Using Precision Agriculture Technology

(cross-leveled with AG_S_M 7368). Course begins with section on how Precision Agriculture Technology can be used to benefit a farm's financial sustainability. Discussion of various types of farm operations and currently available Precision Agriculture Technology that is already developed and in use will be examined. The course continues by considering cost factors that create barriers for farm operators to adopt Precision Agriculture. The second half of the course will focus on developing a plan to implement various technologies into an existing farm operation and draft a business plan for cost, equipment, and transition the farm into using the following types of technologies, GPS, GIS, VRA, RS, RTK and other types of tracking and monitoring systems. Graded on A-F basis only.

Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: AG_S_M 4360 or PLNT_S 4360 or SOIL 4360 or instructor consent, or equivalent