Turning Red Acres Green: Interactive Precision Ag Workshop Offered at 2019 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic

Limited to 150, workshop focuses on innovative Ag management practices for profits, water & wildlife

Schaumburg, Ill. – Jan. 16, 2019 – Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever has partnered with John Deere to offer a Precision Ag Workshop as part of the 2019 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic. Scheduled to begin on Friday, February 22nd at 10 a.m. within the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, the workshop is designed specifically for farmers, precision specialists, agronomists and conservation professionals, focusing on maximizing return-on-investment (ROI) for every acre on the farm while improving wildlife habitat, water quality and soil health.

“This workshop is designed to be interactive and conversational, giving participants a chance to engage with three unique speaker panels we’ve assembled,” explains Ryan Heiniger, Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever’s director of agriculture. “Plus, with the backdrop of all the exciting things to see at National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic, this workshop is destined to be unlike any other this winter season.”

Highlighting the occasion is Betsy Jibben, national reporter for AgDay, serving as Master of Ceremonies and moderator for the 2019 Precision Ag Workshop. The event itself will help producers how to best utilize the John Deere Operations Center and work with different platforms to identify new strategies to be profitable in their operations by focusing on ROI, acre by acre, to identify field zones where implementing conservation and alternative practices actually increases whole field profitability.

Register Now for Precision Ag Workshop

What: 2019 Precision Ag Workshop
When: Friday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Rooms E-G
Cost: Event registration is $35 and includes a one-year Pheasants Forever membership, lunch, entry for a Henry Golden Boy Farmer Edition Rifle, and daily admission to the 2019 National Pheasant Fest & Quail Classic show floor.
Speakers: The event will include a panel of Midwest producers and Precision Ag professionals, John Deere leadership, and Howard Vincent, PF/QF President and CEO.

The 2019 Precision Ag Workshop is sponsored by John Deere, Sentera, AgDNA, Illinois Corn Growers Association, Precision Conservation Management, The McKnight Foundation, Soil Health Partnership, Farmers Business Network, Cotton Incorporated, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service and Certified Crop Advisor®, which will offer Continuing Education Units for workshop completion. For more information about the event including registration, presenters, or to speak with a Precision Ag Specialist, contact Ryan Heiniger, Pheasants Forever’s Director of Agriculture, at (319) 768-8348 or RHeiniger@PheasantsForever.Org.

About Pheasants Forever

Pheasants Forever, including its quail conservation division, Quail Forever, is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to upland habitat conservation. Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever have more than 140,000 members and 700 local chapters across the United States and Canada. Chapters are empowered to determine how 100 percent of their locally raised conservation funds are spent; the only national conservation organization that operates through this truly grassroots structure. Since creation in 1982, Pheasants Forever has spent $867 million on 540,000 habitat projects benefiting 18+ million acres nationwide.