CFAES Give Today
Agronomic Crops Network

Ohio State University Extension


2017 Central Ohio Precision Ag Symposium - Waldo

The Central Ohio Precision Ag Symposium will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at All Occasions Catering 6986 Waldo-Delaware Rd., Waldo Ohio from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This symposium will feature the most current technologies available in precision agriculture.  These topics will be shared by some of the leading University precision ag experts such as 2013 Precision Ag Educator or the Year Winner - Dr. John Fulton from The Ohio State University.  Dr. Fulton has also been recognized as one of Precision Ag Magazine’s 2016 Top 10 (#4) People in Precision Agriculture.  Dr. Scott Shearer, Chair, Department of Food and Biological Engineering at the Ohio State University and Dr. Erdal Ozkan, Department of Food and Biological Engineering at the Ohio State University.

Many industry experts will also be on hand.  Tim Norris and Dustin Crunkilton from AgInfoTech - Precision Farming Dealers’ magazine - Most Valuable Dealership for 2015, will share their experiences, research and field data collected from many Central Ohio Farms. In addition to AgInfoTech, leading industry representatives from Ag Leader, Case IH, John Deere, Opi-Integris, Precision Planting, Soil-Max and 360 Yield Center will be on hand to share their technologies and insights on today farming technology.

$50 registration fee includes a buffet lunch, breaks and handouts.  Seating is limited, registration deadline is December 29, 2016. 

This symposium will provide:

8.5 Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) for Certified Crop Advisors,

                        N.M.1.0, S&W 1.0, I.P.M.1.0, C.M. 5.5.

            Pesticide Recertification Credits (Applied for)

                        Core – 1 hr. - Commercial and Private

                        Cat 1 -  .5 hr. Private

This program is sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, AgInfoTech, Ag Leader, B&B Farm Service, Beck’s, Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Channel, Evolution Ag, JD Equipment, OPI-Integris, Precision Planting, Seed Consultants, Soil-Max, Town & Country Co-op and 360 Yield Center.

For more information or to download registration form, go to  or contact the OSU Extension Office in Knox County at 740-397-0401 or AgInfoTech 740-507-2503.  


9:00        Welcome

9:10        Opening Session                 The Current State of Precision Agriculture, Dr. John Fulton, The Ohio State University

9:30        Sprayer Technology         Selecting Nozzles for Precision Spray Applications, Dr. Erdal Ozkan, The Ohio State University

                                                                Direct Command, Ryan Oehler, Ag Leader

                                                                Nitrogen and Fungicide Management with Y-Drops and Multidirectional Nozzles, 360 Yield Center

11:00      Planter Technology          Multi Hybrid Planters, Dr. John Fulton, The Ohio State University

Precision Planting, Matt Bennett, Precision Planting

12:00     Buffet Lunch


Breakout Sessions    

  Delaware Room   Prospect Room Waldo Room 

Case AFS Update
Evolution Ag

Getting the Most Out of Your Data 
Tim Norris, AIT   
Drone Use in Ohio Agriculture
John Barker, OSU Extension
  John Deere AMS Update
Jonathan Francis
JD Equipment 
Variable Rate & Multi Hybrid Seeding Prescriptions
Dustin Crunkilton, AIT
The Need for Intensive Soil Sampling
Tim Norris, AIT
1:45 Big Data/Data Management
Dr. John Fulton
The Ohio State University
Variable Rate & Multi Hybrid Seeding Prescriptions
Dustin Crunkilton, AIT
Field Tile Installation Basics 
Rob Clendening Knox SWCD
Joe Klaus Soil Max
    Precision Grain Management 
Shane Maller
Computer Aided Field Tile Design
Tim Norris AIT
Rob Clendening Knox SWCD
2:30 Drone Use in Ohio Agriculture
John Barker, OSU Extension
GPS Correction Signals - Why do we have so much trouble?
Tim Norris, AIT
GPS Field Tile Installation
Ryan Oehler

Ag Leader

3:00        Break                                    

3:10        Closing Session                   The Future of Precision Ag               

Dr. Scott Shearer, The Ohio State University