Ag Tech Workshop Series Begins in February

The Economic and Business Engagement Center at Southeast Missouri State University is hosting an Agriculture Technology Workshop Series to help agribusinesses and entrepreneurs gain insight into ag tech innovations and regional resources available to them.

The series includes three events in the first two weeks of February.

“Bringing ag technology education to the region through this workshop series is another demonstration of Southeast Missouri State University’s commitment to the agriculture industry,” said Engagement Center Director Crystal Jones. “These workshops are just one example of how we are collaborating with public agencies, agribusinesses and Southeast faculty to advance the regional economy.”

Networks and Remote Sensors

  • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Malden Campus, Room 122
  • Long Range Wide Area Network (LoRaWAN) presentation by MultiTech
  • Remote sensors presentation by Measur.io
  • Aerial imaging presentation by ECP Aerial Solutions

Data Management for Precision Farming

  • Thursday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Sikeston Campus, Room 109
  • Data management software basics presentation by Agrian
  • Data-based prescriptions systems presentation by Farmers Edge
  • H2O Initiative presentation by Delta Plastics

Bioreactor and Missouri Department of Agriculture Programs

  • Tuesday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Economic and Business Engagement Center, 920 Broadway Street, Room 114, Cape Girardeau
  • Bioreactors and nutrient retention presentation by Dr. Michael Aide, professor of agriculture at Southeast
  • AgriMissouri, MASBDA and other programs presentation by Missouri Department of Agriculture

This workshop series is one of the efforts of the Agriculture Technology Virtual Incubation program launched in 2017 from the Engagement Center to provide agriculture producers and innovators in the region with location-independent access to agriculture technology consultation and support.

The workshops are open to the public and there is no cost to attend, but all who wish to attend must RSVP online. Lunch will be provided.

To RSVP or for more information on the Ag Tech Series, visit engage.semo.edu/ag

The Engagement Center’s Office of Continuing Education will be offering Agriculture Technology I digital badges for those that complete the entire workshop series. The cost for receiving the digital badge will be $25 for any interested attendees. For more information on digital badging, visit engage.semo.edu/badges.