April 12, 2019

Kishwaukee College offering non-credit Precision Agriculture classes this summer

Kishwaukee College Community Education (CE) is offering two non-credit Precision Agriculture classes this summer. The classes will utilize both classroom and outdoor lab components to provide students with an introductory look at the fundamentals of precision agriculture.  

CE Precision Agriculture 1: June 18 – July 11, Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn the benefits of precision agriculture, examine the use of global positioning systems (GPS) and become familiar with the equipment and techniques used to map. The class will also cover how to map boundaries, points and flags. Class will meet on Wednesday, July 3 instead of Thursday, July 4. ($150)

CE Precision Agriculture 2: July 16 – August 8, Tuesday/Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Learn to use a geographic information system (GIS), import data, create a grid over existing map data, and analyze data to create a variable rate application (VRA) prescription. ($150)

Space is limited to 10 participants in each class. Participants must be 18 or older.

Classes will be instructed by Reynold Alde. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a focus in Agriculture Systems Technology from Murray State University. Alde applies this knowledge in his work with Mullins Farms in Shabbona.  

Funding for the program equipment provided through the Kishwaukee College Foundation and the generosity of donors.

For more information or to register, contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator of Business Development, at mgallagher1@kish.edu or 815-825-9466.