Precision agriculture to be highlighted at upcoming events in Alexandria, Schriever

(12/21/23) ALEXANDRIA, La. — The LSU AgCenter and Fletcher Technical Community College are partnering to present two precision agriculture summits in early 2024.

The first event will be Jan. 17 at the State Evacuation Shelter, 8125 U.S. Highway 71, adjacent to the LSU Alexandria campus. The second is scheduled for Feb. 23 at Fletcher’s main campus, 1407 state Highway 311 in Schriever.

There is no cost to attend either event; however, organizers are requesting advance online registration.

At the January event, doors will open at 7:30 a.m. AgCenter and Fletcher administrators will offer opening remarks at 8 a.m., and presentations will begin at 8:30 a.m. A vendor and exhibitor showcase will take place after lunch, which will be provided.

Those planning to attend should sign up online at

Topics and speakers include:

— Use of NDVI in precision agriculture by AgCenter soil scientist Brenda Tubaña.

— Using imagery and seasonal production data for cropping decisions by farmer Marshall Hardwick.

— Precision ag visions by Lance Meyer, of Case IH; Tate Strebeck, of Progressive Tractor and Implement; and Michael Reith, of John Deere Thibodaux.

— Drones by Kam Harper, of Macon Ridge Specialty Drone Services; Randy Price, AgCenter engineer; and Tri Setiyono, AgCenter precision agriculture specialist.

— Precision ag programming at LSU by Setiyono.

— Practical application of precision ag technology by Zach Reynolds, of Mississippi State University.

The February event in Schriever will feature presentations on similar topics and an industry showcase. For more information and to register, visit

12/21/2023 3:20:10 PM
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