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Precision Agriculture

Program Description

The next generation for agriculture starts with you and the LRSC Precision Ag program. With a degree in Precision Agriculture from LRSC, graduates are prepared to work in production agriculture back at his/her farming operation; join a variety of agribusinesses that work with various aspects of production agriculture; create a company/service, or continue on for further degrees.

Efficiency has spurred the adoption of various forms of precision agriculture technologies. The variability in soils and surrounding ecosystems demand better use of information to benefit all. The technology that precision agriculture offers collects immense amounts of data that assists in making field management decisions.

Students will learn skills in:

  • General agronomy
  • Crop production
  • Prescription writing
  • Data management¬†
  • Research and analysis¬†
  • Report preparation and presentation
  • Soils and soil fertility
  • GIS
  • GPS

Program Curriculum

AGEC 242 Introduction to Agricultural Management 3
AGEC 250 Agribusiness Sales 3
AGRI 265 Agricultural Electronic Devices and Systems 3
AGRI 280 Advanced Precision Agriculture: Fall Operations 3
AGRI 290 Advanced Precision Agriculture: Spring Operations 3
AGRI 297 Precision Agriculture Field Experience 3
ASM 130 Agriculture Industry Machinery Operation 3
ASM 220 Agricultural Systems Management Computer Science 3
BIOL 130 Introduction to Biological Chemistry 4
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
MATH 103 College Algebra 3
PAG 115 Introduction to Precision Agriculture 3
PAG 215 Mapping of Precision Ag Data 3
PLSC 223 Introduction to Weed Science 4
PLSC 225 Principles of Crop Production 3
*PLSC 235 Field Scouting Techniques 3
SOIL 210 Introduction to Soil Science 3
SOIL 222 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers 3
General Education Humanities and/or Social Sciences 6
*Note: PLSC 235 fulfills the HPER general education requirement.


Tanner Nicholls, Instructor
Director, Precision Ag Program

Mylee Severtson, Ag Education Specialist