Alexander, IA (September 10, 2014) - Some people say "drone on" like it's a bad thing. At the high-tech field day September 19 at Latham Seeds in Alexander, attendees are more likely to say "Drone On!" with excitement.
"What's more exciting than seeing today's hottest technology in action?" asks John Latham, president of family-owned Latham Hi-Tech Seeds. "Someday soon, farmers will be able to scout and manage crops with the precision of a camera flying 400-feet above a field. That's why we'll be demonstrating this emerging technology at our Seed-2-Soil® Field Day."
Several types of drone equipment will be demonstrated by Chad Colby of AgTechTalk.com. Colby, one of the most respected and well-versed individuals in the UAV field, spends much of his time travelling the nation. He talks with growers about the newest drone technologies. Following Colby's presentation, a drone sponsored by Greenleaf Genetics will be awarded to one attendee.
This Seed-to-Soil Field Day is open to the public at Latham headquarters, 131 180th Street, Alexander, Iowa. Programming begin at 9:00 a.m. Tours will include introductions to Latham® brand corn and soybean products and an introduction to Latham Seeds' hallmark Seed-2-Soil, which has 4 main components: (1) Crop Planning; (2) Nutrient Management; (3) Agronomic Resources including TheFieldPosition.com blog; and (4) Research. Latham's research team also will be on hand to give tours of stress wheel studies, cover crop trials and population/row spacing studies.
Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is a family-owned company marketing hybrid seed corn, soybeans and alfalfa under the Latham® brand name. Since 1947, the Latham name has stood for the latest genetics and highest quality seed. Today it's owned by third-generation seedsman John Latham and his wife, Shannon, and John's brother, Chris. They're committed to bringing world-class technology home® to rural communities in Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Wisconsin.