Summer is coming to an end and school is starting back up all across America. In preparation for the new school year, the Ag Leader training team hosted some of the leaders in precision agriculture education last month.
Twenty-three educators from across the country came to the Ag Leader Academy to learn more about precision agriculture during our 5th annual Educator’s Conference. From universities to community colleges and a few high school agriculture programs, the attendees came from many different backgrounds to share their perspectives and learn about the latest in precision ag.
During the three-day conference, which was held in early August, educators participated in breakout sessions full of discussion, brainstorming and suggestions to improve their precision agriculture programs. Other breakout sessions included topics like curriculum and standards, new emerging technologies, electrical and hydraulic fundamentals and hands-on active learning using the academy’s Kabotas outfitted with Ag Leader guidance products. Keynote speakers and recent graduates also shared their experiences and knowledge with the educators in panel discussions. The conference was organized and designed to meet the needs of both new and experienced precision agriculture educators.
The last day of the conference focused on SMS desktop software. Many found the training beneficial as they worked through data management and analysis tools, equipping them with information to better educate their students.
The conference was a huge success this year due to all of the great participants and we thank all of those educators who attended. We know that you are constantly looking for ways to improve your courses and content, as well as adapt to the precision agriculture industry. We hope that this conference provided you with the knowledge and networking opportunities to achieve your goals in the upcoming school year.
To learn more about Ag Leader’s Educational Solutions program, please visit www.agleader.com/educators.