Virgil Schmitt, crop field specialist
Staying abreast of new technologies and evaluating their appropriateness
for the farm business is a continual challenge for those who serve and advise
A series of "Ag Chemical Dealer Update" meetings
was held across the state, including one in Mount Pleasant, with an attendance
of 27 dealers, some of which also farm.
Participants were asked to evaluate the meeting in terms of
the newness and usefulness of the information on a scale of 0 (Not Useful or
Old information) to 5 (Extremely Useful or New Information) Participants gave
the newness a rating of 4.75 and the usefulness a rating of 4.4.
Participants were also asked to estimate the improvement in producer profits that would occur as a result of the dealers having participated in the session. The estimated the value at $13 per acre. The dealers, on average, deal with 15,200 acres of crop land. Multiplying value per acre by acres gives a value of the information of $197,600.
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