Michigan State University Initiates First National Precision
The first national survey to examine how producers are using
precision farming technology is now underway on the Internet.
All crop farmers, regardless of whether or not they use precision
farming systems, are encouraged to visit www.msue.msu.edu/ssm/survey.htm
and answer the questions developed by the Michigan State University
Department of Agricultural Engineering. While several states have
examined farmers' use of precision agriculture, there has been
no nationwide study of how farmers are using these emerging technologies.
Roger Brook, MSU professor of agricultural engineering, is conducting
the study in an effort to determine where and how universities
best can provide research and technical support for precision
Farmers can access the web site and take the survey, which should
take 15-20 minutes to complete, through Sept. 30. The results
should be on the same web page at the end of the year.