Episode 29: Technology and Education for Future Farming

Curt Yoose, Agriculture Instructor, Ridgewater College
August 2021 | 00:22:45
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In this episode we meet Curt Yoose, an agriculture instructor at Ridgewater College in Willmar, Minnesota as he and Mike discuss agricultural technology and education programs. Curt is part of a project called Education for Technical Applications in Agriculture which is funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program. He defines the field as “using technology to make producers, growers, farmers more productive, more efficient, and lessen their impact on the environment, using technology to do those things.” He explained that there are two types of technical applications in agriculture—one dealing with software and data components and another with hardware and electrical components. Not surprisingly, he says the skill in most demand is troubleshooting, requiring both soft skills and technical skills. 

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