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The college offers three precision ag courses as part of its two-year ag business program. The courses focus on precision farming systems, grid soil sampling, hardware installation, GIS and inputting variable rate formulas.


Iowa Western Community College 2700 College Rd Council Bluffs, IA 51503 Phone: 712-325-3481 Website: www.iwcc.edu Contact: Eric Weuve Email: eweuve@iwcc.edu As part of its agribusiness technology program, the college offers a three- credit precision farming systems course that introduces students to emerging technologies such as GPS, GIS and VRT. Students study various systems and applications for precision farming, equipment used, software and economic returns. The school also offers an ad- vanced technology applications course which focuses on spatial data manipula- tion to allow for GIS analysis.


Kirkwood Community College 6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52406 Phone: 319-398-5609 Website: www.kirkwood.edu Contact: Terry Brase Email: terry.brase@kirkwood.edu Ag Geospatial Technology at Kirkwood CC is a hands-on, practical two-year AAS degree (68 credits) for students who want to work in the precision ag industry. Four required courses (Intro to Preci- sion Farming, Intro to GIS, Geospatial Data Collection and Ag Spatial Analysis) provide extensive experience in GPS and GIS and three additional elective courses in advanced software and hardware teach installation, troubleshooting and analysis skills. Certifi cations in electronics and software are used to assure quality. Kirk- wood’s program also includes coursework in data collection, agronomy and computer science. A strong background in math and science is recommended for this program, which prepares graduates for careers as GPS technicians and GIS coordinators.


Lake Region State College 1801 College Dr


Devils Lake, ND 58301 Phone: 701-662-1652 Website: www.dakotaprecisionagcen- ter.com Contact: Paul Gunderson


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