GPS/GIS Technology for Agriculture


Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase

December 1, 2017
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Willmar Campus


  • Discover employment opportunities in agriculture
  • Attend industry presentations about new products and technologies
  • Network with industry representatives from major agriculture companies
  • Explore the trade show exhibits
  • Review the agriculture training programs available at Ridgewater College
  • Students - to register - go to


Ridgewater College is holding an agricultural career fair and trade show for agricultural employers to recruit 
workers and showcase their products to the next generation of growers and agribusiness professionals.

The event will be held at the Ridgewater College’s Willmar Campus Gymnasium on Friday, December 12017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. (The trade show will end at noon. Student job interviews and industry
presentations continue until 4:00 pm.) Agriculture industry companies will be able to:

  • Recruit highly trained technical agriculture students for employment.
  • Meet future customers and promote products to the next generation of farmers.
  • Present products and job opportunities in small group breakout sessions.

Approximately 200 Ridgewater College agribusiness and production agriculture students plus area high school students will be attending.

To register complete and return the form below:

There is no fee charge to participate.

For additional information, contact:

Curt Fettig

About the Program

Technology in agriculture has been improving efficiency and productivity for generations. Students in the GPS/GIS Technology program take technology use to a new level by using Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems in agricultural applications. Graduates will learn how to use these technologies to increase yields while minimizing inputs.

Students gain a broad base of skills and knowledge by covering such topics as:

  • Aerial and satellite imagery
  • Yield correlation maps
  • GPS receivers
  • Application rate maps
  • Field scouting techniques
  • Precision farming
  • Remote sensing and image analysis
  • Electronics troubleshooting

In addition, GPS/GIS Technology students study a variety of general agriculture subjects such as corn and soybean production, agri-business, integrated pest management, and soils and fertility management.

Ridgewater’s agriculture program

The largest 2-year program in Minnesota, and has 8 full-time faculty members to ensure you get the personal attention you need to succeed.

The Agriculture programs offer students opportunities to learn and be involved outside the classroom with a very active PAS organization (Post-secondary Agriculture Students). Highlights include:

  • Largest PAS chapter in the United States (including Veterinary Technology)
  • Dairy Specialist teams have been seven-time national PAS contest winners
  • College Bowl 2nd place at Nationals
  • Large number PAS state officers
  • 2009-2010 National Secretary; 2007-08 State PAS President and State Vice President

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Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.