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, ce-sperry@wiu.edu 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
309/298-2562