Research and Extension
Colorado State University has a wide and diversified Precision Ag Extension Program.
One of our objectives is to develop a network of farmers with on-farm trials similar to the farm business associations network of farmers currently organized at many land grant Universities. We are providing training in the design, implementation, and analysis of field scale farm trials using precision farming technology.
The network will be valuable in documenting the adoption of precision technologies. Farmers can utilize data from other participating farmers in making more efficient production decisions that will improve their economic well being. These data sets will provide a competitive advantage for the participating farmers and be an invaluable resource for researchers.
Training of extension educators, farmers, and industry professionals will transfer precision technology to the user community. In addition the collection and analysis of geo-referenced data from individual farm fields provides an opportunity to gain insight into the functioning of different agricultural systems.