Stacey Pellett of Whispering Mills Farms in Atlantic, Iowa, and John Deere Co. will speak on the topic of precision agriculture. Titled “Digging Beyond the Dirt,” her lecture is free and open to the public.
Also called satellite farming or site-specific crop management, precision agriculture is a farming management concept based on observing, measuring and responding to inter- and intra-field variability in crops. Pellett and her husband, Mike, oversee and are actively involved in the operation of their fifth-generation family farm in Atlantic, where they produce corn and soybeans. They are heavy users of precision agriculture, utilizing technology in all aspects of the farm. The Pelletts are passionate about sharing their experiences from Whispering Mills Farms with others around the nation.
The Wiswell-Robeson Lecture was founded last year, thanks to a gift from 1960 Monmouth graduate Jeanne Gittings Robeson of Monmouth. The lecture’s purpose is to annually feature a speaker from the agriculture community who explores issues, challenges and innovations in the industry. Robeson and her late husband, Don Robeson, who was a 1954 Monmouth graduate, operated their farm in Warren County.