College of Arts and Sciences

GIS Center to host precision farming presentation

March 5, 2009

The Western Illinois University GIS Center will host a presentation on Global Positioning Systems (GPS) applications in precision farming on Thursday, March 26th at 7:00 PM at the University of Illinois Extension - McDonough County Office, 3022 W Jackson in Macomb (4-H Fairgrounds).

Featured speaker, Mr. Ryan Leonard (Kara Company Inc.), will provide an overview of available technologies and current and future Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS applications in agriculture. Ryan Leonard is the Sales Manager at Kara Company, Inc., a Chicago based company specializing in high end GPS equipment and measuring solutions.

The presentation is open to the public and free of charge. For more details contact Chad Sperry, or (309) 298-2562. The presentation is co-sponsored by the WIU Department of Geography, the University of Illinois Extension - McDonough County, the McDonough County Farm Bureau, the WIU Agriculture Department and the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.

Copy by: Chad Sperry, GIS Center Director