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Alberta Hosts 3 Precision Workshops

With thousands of Alberta farmers investing millions of dollars in recent years to outfit their field operations with GPS, autosteer and variable rate technology, the provincial extension council is offering workshops in March to show producers how to get the most value out of this technology.

The Agricultural Research and Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA), along with its association partners, have planned three regional workshops to provide producers with more training in precision farming technology.

The Peace River region workshop is coming up right away this week, March 3 at the Sawridge Inn in Peace River. The second workshop is March 12 at the Coronation Lions Recreation Centre in east-central Alberta, and the final workshop is March 23 at Lethbridge Agriculture Centre.

The workshops, which all run from 10 a. m. to 3 p. m., also include a resource manual to support the presentations. The manual will provide an overview of precision agriculture, including mapping, variable-rate technology, GPS signals, economics, service providers, yield monitoring, remote sensing and websites/references.

For more information or to register for these workshops, call your nearest ARECA farmer-run association: SARDA in Fahler (780-837-2900), NPARA in Manning (780-836-3354), BRRG in Forestburg (780-582-7308), CARA in Oyen (403-664-3777) or SARA in Lethbridge (403-381-5118.)

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