The Science of Modern Agriculture: Engineering Machines, Sensors and Drones

This web seminar took place on January 18, 2018, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Val Bayes, STEM Engagement Lead, Jennifer Becker, Optimization Lead, and Jarrett Ceglinski, Automation Engineer. Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

Engineering and Innovation is driving force behind the exciting field of modern agriculture. As the population of the Earth grows over the next 30 years, modern agriculture will be there working hard to ensure the planet’s need for food, fuel and fiber are being met; all while using less water, land and resources than ever before.

This seminar will focus on how we solve the problems modern agriculture faces today and in the future. From genetics and the seed chipper to nitrate sensors in the soil this session aims to unveil the sophistication of agriculture.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "The seed chipper information was very interesting to me and how the technology increased agricultural efficiency."
  • "People leading the discussion were in the actual fields and very knowledgeable about what they were discussing. I learned about the seed chipper, so cool! I loved how Jarrett listed the team of people that worked on the seed chipper. Will so share with students."
  • "I learned about cutting-edge science and engineering for agriculture. My favorite part was talking about the app, and I loved hearing about the PD opportunities."
  • "Thank you so much! This was my first NSTA webinar, and I will definitely be returning for more."

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