The Precision Agriculture Department at Northwest Kansas Technical College will be hosting it's first Ag Tech Expo on August 29th. The morning of the event is dedicated to our Water Technology Farms Field Day with the Kansas Water Office, followed by lunch and a panel discussion with KARTA, and an afternoon of vendor exhibits and demonstrations at the Precision Ag Tech Farm. Big Iron will also be having an auction with proceeds going to the Precision Ag program and local FFA chapters. Local FFA students, college students, growers, and the general public are all invited. In addition, all Ag and related vendors are encouraged to participate in the promotion of their goods and services. We will also be opening our 40-acre precision-planted corn maze at the Tech Farm to all attendees. The maze costs just $3 per person over 5 and stays open till 7 pm so bring the kids after school. The maze proceeds go to the Precision Ag student activities fund (tours, travel costs, food, etc.), and into making our September/October maze entertainment worth coming back for.
We're encouraging all ag-related departments to allow interested students to participate in the educational sessions, demonstrations, lunch and Tech Farm activities. All students are welcome to get lost in the maze between 4pm-7pm.
You'll need to register if you want to take advantage of the free lunch we'll be hosting in the Union.
The event is being heavily promoted so we encourage you to invite others out as well. Below are a few links with more information about the Ag Tech Expo and the Water Technology Farms Field Day:
Kansas Department of Ag: http://www.agriculture.ks.
gov/divisions-programs/agricul tural-marketing-advocacy-and-o utreach-team/2018/07/19/ag-tec h-expo-to-be-held-in-goodland
Kansas Water Office: https://kwo.ks.gov/adm
in-pages/events-landing-page/2 018/08/29/default-calendar/wat er-technology-farm-day-nw-tech -farms
High Plains Journal - Ag Tech Expo: http://www.hpj.com/ag_ne
ws/ag-tech-expo-to-be-held-in- goodland/article_5e7a6534-8b95 -11e8-876c-0b0ae1aefb46.html
We'll be posting more details on the Precision Ag and NWKTC social media links as we get closer to the event.
We hope to see you there!