Career and Personal Enrichment Courses

NEW! Introduction to Precision Agriculture Series

Introduction to Precision Agriculture & Data Collection

This course will provide the foundational knowledge of precision agriculture and the application of related technologies. Since soil health is the foundation of current agronomy practices, this course will maintain a central focus on soil health. Units of instruction that will be covered include: Introduction to Precision Agriculture, History of Agriculture, Demands on Agronomy, Soil Sample-Controlled Testing, Collecting and Testing Soil Samples. This course is part lecture and part lab. Learning activities include: developing working notes that can be referred to as needed in class and after completing the course; collecting eight soil samples from a participating agronomist; testing soil samples' physical, chemical and biological composition to determine greatest opportunity for improvement; using USDA guidelines to present potential scripts or soil treatment to improve yield and future use of land; and presenting results to participating agronomist and/or publically upon completion of the course. Two classes will be held at the GCC Batavia Campus and three classes will be at Perry Central School in collaboration with a host farm in Perry, NY. There will be an option for students to participate in a flipped-classroom option as well. This course is intended to be the first part of a two-part course.

COUSE INFORMATION

Fee $149
GCC Batavia Campus & Perry Central School
5 Sessions (15 Hours)
Thursdays, June 1-29, 2017
6:00-9:00 PM
REGISTER BY MAY 24TH!
 

Introduction to Precision Agriculture - Making Data Useful

This course is Part 2 of Introduction to Precision Agriculture. Part 2 is a continuation of the analysis of the soil samples collected from Part 1. Students will interpret data, analyze the results, identify USDA guidelines to identify changes that would improve soil conditions, create a presentation covering their overall experience and results learned from the soil sample testing and wrap up the class with agribusiness and/or agronomist presentations. Three classes will be held at Perry Central School and the last two classes will be at the GCC Batavia Campus.

COURSE INFORMATION

Fee $149
GCC Batavia Campus & Perry Central School
5 Sessions (15 Hours)
Thursdays, July 13-August 17, 2017
6:00-9:00 PM
NO CLASS - July 27, 2017
REGISTER BY MAY 24TH!