Harvest More Buck$ and Birds: Precision Ag Workshop Offered at 2018 National Pheasant Fest

Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has partnered with South Dakota State University to offer a Precision Ag Workshop as part of the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Scheduled to begin on Friday, February 16th at 10 a.m. within the Denny Sanford Premier Center, the workshop is designed specifically for farmers, precision specialists, agronomists and Ag lenders, focusing on maximizing return-on-investment (ROI) for every acre on the farm while also improving wildlife habitat. Highlighting the event is Betsy Jibben, national reporter for AgDay and SDSU alum, serving as Master of Ceremonies and moderator of a farmer panel.
The Precision Ag Workshop will help producers identify new strategies to be profitable in their operations by focusing on ROI, acre by acre, to identify field zones where implementing conservation and alternative practices actually increases whole field profitability. The workshop strives to shift a perception that profitability and conservation are competitive – this viewpoint is especially important for South Dakota, a state which is dominated by agriculture and renowned for its natural resources, including wingshooting opportunities each fall.
Dr. Bill Gibbons, Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU says, “Pheasants Forever is a great partner in helping to build strong bridges between farmers and sportsmen, thereby serving both agriculture and conservation interests. This workshop on precision agriculture will focus on how new technologies will both enhance environmental sustainability and conservation, while contributing to profitable and efficient agricultural production to feed a hungry world.”  

Register Now for Precision Ag Workshop
  • What: 2018 Precision Ag Workshop
  • When: Friday, February 16th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Where: Denny Sanford Premier Center
  • Cost: Event registration is $35 and includes a one-year Pheasants Forever membership, lunch, entry for a Henry Golden Boy Farmer Edition Rifle, and daily admission to the 2018 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic show floor.
  • Speakers: The event will include a panel of Midwest producers and Precision professionals, SDSU President Barry Dunn, and Howard Vincent, PF/QF President and CEO.
The 2018 Precision Ag Workshop is sponsored by Wells Fargo, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, EFC Systems Inc., AgDNA, FieldRevealTM and Certified Crop Advisor®, which will offer Continuing Education Units for workshop completion. For more information about the event including registration, presenters, or to speak with a Precision Ag Specialist, contact Ryan Heiniger, Pheasants Forever’s Director of Agriculture & Conservation Innovations, at (319) 768-8348 or RHeiniger@PheasantsForever.Org.
About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation's largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 145,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $708 million on 517,000 habitat projects benefiting 15.8 million acres nationwide.

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