Planter University equipment seminar to be offered Feb. 7
Participants will learn how both traditional and high-speed planters function and how to optimize settings for individual seed, field, and equipment needs.
PRIMGHAR, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is teaming up with ISU Ag and Biosystems Engineering specialists to bring planter equipment expertise to the Northwest Iowa Research and Demonstration Farm near Sutherland from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
The workshop, “Planter University,” is an opportunity for farmers, ag service providers, equipment and precision ag dealers, and others to gain insight into how both traditional and high-speed planters function, optimize settings for individual seed, field, and equipment needs, and improve understanding of planter wear and calibration.
Specialists from the ISU Digital Ag group will lead each workshop and focus on small-group, hands-on learning with row units representing a variety of technologies currently available for planters.
Attendance will be limited to maintain small group sizes and allow for hands-on activities. Registration closes Feb. 1. Register online at aep.iastate.edu/planter/. Registration includes lunch, refreshments, materials and CCA credits (if needed).