HTF - Precision Ag Field Days


    HTF - Precision Ag Field Days

    Students were getting hands-on with agriculture this week!

    The rain couldn't keep 9th through 12th graders away from the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Northwest Iowa Research Farm near Sutherland, Ia for the "Precision Agriculture and Animal Science Field Days."

    This 3-day event is a way for a whole lot of students to learn about all the agriculture-related job opportunities available right in Northwest Iowa.

    "We average somewhere between 120 and 150 students a day and we have 22 or 23 schools this year," said Beth Bunkers, with ISU Extension and outreach.

    Most of the booths had to be moved inside at the last minute because of the weather Tuesday, September 4th.

    One of those booths saw students from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls talking about drones and unmanned aerial vehicles.

    Even though those drones couldn't fly, there was still a lot for students to learn.

    "Just talking to them about how to use it, how to fly it and what you can use'em for," said Logan Zobel, an Ellsworth Community College student and presenter.

    There were booths set up talking to students about everything from cheese production to robotic dairy farming implements, even meat markets.

    The "Precision Ag Field Days" happen every year.

    If you think of a farmer that might be great on "Proud to be a Hometown Farmer," please tell Jake about them via email at: jheller@siouxlandnews.com.

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