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SDSU Dakotafest programs focus on technology & interconnectivity

Technology and interconnectivity will be the focus of South Dakota State University programming during Dakotafest 2012, Aug. 21-23 at the Schlaffman Farm, Mitchell, S.D.

“Technology and interconnectivity impact every aspect of agriculture today,” said Barry Dunn, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Director of SDSU Extension. “From guidance systems in equipment, seed and application of crop nutrition and protection products; to gathering real time information, accessing the markets and processing of goods – understanding how to best implement technology and communicate information is key to maximizing yields and profits on today’s farms and ranches.”

Each day during Dakotafest, SDSU and IDEAg, the producer of Dakotafest, will host two panel discussions at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the SDSU pavilion. SDSU Extension staff, university faculty and nationally recognized experts will lead the forums which will focus on Soybeans, Corn and Cattle.

“South Dakota agriculture producers are eager for insight into cutting-edge technology and ways they can quickly access information when and where they need it,” said Rosie Nold, SDSU Extension Ag Program Director.  “Two forums each day will be devoted to using agricultural technology, including a look at various tools available for the interconnected farm.”

We reorganized Extension to provide South Dakota producers with higher level technology services which provide growers and agribusiness people with access to management tools and information when and where they need it,” Tschetter said.

The free service gives producers all the information they need to monitor current developments in agriculture, research and trade; farm-specific agricultural weather; profitability calculators; and libraries of agricultural production and management information, podcasts and forums, all in a highly secure on-line environment that works on all computers, smart phones and mobile internet devices.

“The iGrow effort is a continuation of SDSU Extension’s long-standing mission to help citizens convert data to knowledge,” Nold said. “We live in an era of massive information overload. iGrow brings together in one-easy-to use portal all of the agricultural production information that producers need to make profit-oriented decisions.”

Aug. 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., SDSU will again host the SDSU Cow/Calf Unit Sponsor Auction in the Northwest Veterinary Livestock Demo Tent. All proceeds will benefit the new SDSU Cow/Calf Research Unit.

With more than 40 exhibits, the SDSU Pavilion is the largest exhibit at Dakotafest. Along with daily forums, the SDSU Pavilion provides the public with the perfect opportunity to visit with SDSU faculty and SDSU Extension staff.

There will be free SDSU ice cream served at noon each day and free water and coffee throughout the day at the Pavilion.

Source: SDSU Extension

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