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Area Students Participate in Precision Ag Summer Academy at Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest in June hosted the fifth Agrivision Equipment Group Precision Agriculture Summer Academy, which gave 24 high school students and 12 agricultural educators an opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment and network with industry professionals in precision agriculture. (Submitted photo)

Several local students participated in the Agrivision Equipment Group Precision Agriculture Summer Academy held at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville in June.

The three-day academy introduced high school students and agricultural educators to the ever-changing world of precision agriculture technologies. Students participate in hands-on activities with state-of-the art equipment and networking with industry professionals the exploration of GPS, auto-guidance technology, precision application, remote sensing, geographic information systems and data collection and management.

Among the 24 students selected to take part in the academy were Kade Hodge from South Harrison; Jayden Krutz from Rock Port; Carter Luke and Trevor Weir from Jefferson High School.

Students selected for the academy were given a scholarship that covered the cost of lodging, food, materials, supplies and tuition.

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