College of Arts and Sciences
GIS Center to host precision farming presentation
March 5, 2009
The Western Illinois University GIS Center will host a presentation on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) applications in precision farming on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM at the University of Illinois Extension - McDonough County Office, 3022 W Jackson in Macomb (4-H Fairgrounds).
Featured speaker, Mr. Ryan Leonard (Kara Company Inc.), will provide an overview of available technologies and current and future Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS applications in agriculture. Ryan Leonard is the Sales Manager at Kara Company, Inc., a Chicago based company specializing in high end GPS equipment and measuring solutions.
The presentation is open to the public and free of charge. For more details contact Chad Sperry, firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 298-2562. The presentation is co-sponsored by the WIU Department of Geography, the University of Illinois Extension - McDonough County, the McDonough County Farm Bureau, the WIU Agriculture Department and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.
Copy by: Chad Sperry, GIS Center Director