UMC's Precision Agriculture class gave our students an experience with yield monitoring. Gary Wagner, of A.W.G. Farms, was one of the first pioneers in Yield Monitoring practices, beginning in 1993 with a company called Ag Leader.
The UMC students were given an opportunity to "ride and learn" with Wagner. Components and purposes of the yield monitoring equipment were shown and demonstrated.
Only about 25 percent of the class had previous precision agriculture technology experience on their home farms. Gary Wagner has participated with UMC Precision Ag courses for the last 13 years.
Photos (l to r): Harvesting sunflowers near Crookston; Gary Wagner (l) explaining yield monitoring; Members of Paul Aakre's Precision Agriculture class.