Warren County Community College to Host Seminar on Drones for Agriculture, Boosting Local Farming Practices

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Don’t Miss It: Precision Agriculture at Warren County Community College

Continuing their innovative programs to integrate advanced technology into farming, Warren County Community College (WCCC) will host a seminar on precision agriculture, specifically focusing on the application of drones to enhance farming practices. Scheduled for March 16, 2024, at the Dr. Joseph Warren Robotics Research Center, the event will provide critical information for local farmers and the agriculture industry.

Precision agriculture, which harnesses drones and cutting-edge technology, is rapidly becoming an essential tool in modern farming, offering unprecedented efficiency and improvements across various agricultural aspects. WCCC, a recognized national leader in drone technology through its WarrenUAS program, aims to share its expertise and discoveries in drone applications for soil, wildlife, and livestock management during the day-long seminar.

The seminar will feature separate sessions dedicated to different applications of drone technology in agriculture, along with demonstrations of the equipment in action and Q&A sessions for attendees to explore the practical implementation of these innovations on their farms.

Warren President Will Austin emphasized the significance of the event, stating, “Our drone program, WarrenUAS, has evolved to become one of the nation’s finest, and we’re eager to showcase the multitude of ways drones can support farmers in enhancing their practices. This seminar offers a unique platform for knowledge exchange, enabling us to share our insights while learning more about the technological needs of the agriculture sector.”

Adam Kyle, the head of WCCC’s precision agriculture department, highlighted the program’s commitment to agricultural improvement. “Every day brings new learning opportunities and techniques to aid farmers in enhancing practices ranging from soil moisture testing and plant health assessments to targeted land treatment and wildlife damage control,” said Kyle. “Collaborating with the agriculture community, we aim to discover practical, cost-effective methods to boost yields and operational efficiency.”

WCCC’s WarrenUAS has seen remarkable growth over the past few years, establishing itself as a leading authority in uncrewed vehicles. With two new facilities and the country’s most extensive collection of drones and robotic equipment for educational purposes, the program is at the forefront of precision agriculture innovation.

The seminar represents an opportunity for WCCC to further bridge the gap between technological advancements and practical agricultural applications, fostering a collaborative environment where farmers can express their needs and explore the potential of drones to address those challenges.

Set to take place March 16, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., the seminar includes lunch and is open for registration with a fee of $25. Interested participants are encouraged to contact Karen Boyle at 908-689-7613 ext. 2444 to secure their spot in this transformative event for the future of farming.

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