|Sudduth, Kenneth - Ken|
Submitted to: International Conference on Precision Agriculture Abstracts & Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/19/2000
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The Precision Agriculture Master (PAM) Program has been initiated to enhance the transfer of technology related to precision agriculture to Missouri's crop producers. The PAM program consists of three parts: the network of precision agriculture knowledge available through the Missouri Precision Agriculture Center (MPAC), research/demonstration programs on the efarms of precision agriculture masters, and a neighbor to neighbor program for technology transfer. This presentation will discuss the first two parts of the program. The knowledge network captures the collective knowledge of campus-based scientists, regional extension specialists, state/federal agency personnel, and industry representatives. Regional extension specialists are a key component of this network. Precision agriculture masters are crop producers with some experience in precision agriculture and an interest in improving their knowledge and expertise. These producers must commit time, effort, and land to the PAM program. They agree to conduct on-farm research/demonstrations to enhance their understanding of precision agriculture and how it can be incorporated into their crop management systems. Information from these on-farm projects will also be used by MPAC to train extension personnel, crop advisors, and producers.