ERIC Number: ED206272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Programmable Calculators and Minicomputers in Agriculture. A Symposium Exploring Computerized Decision-Making Aids and Their Extension to the Farm Level. Proceedings of a Symposium (Hot Springs, Arkansas, February 6-7, 1980)
Bentley, Ernest, Ed.
Ten papers presented at a symposium discuss the array of computerized decision-making aids currently available to farmers and ways to speed up the rate of adoption of computers by agriculturalists. Topics presented include the development of software for agricultural decision-making; the role of programmable calculators and minicomputers in agriculture; Kentucky's ANSER and Green Thumb programs; stand alone decision making aids; delivery of microcomputer technology to agriculture in Oklahoma; the extension's role in the delivery of computer systems to farms and the people who run them; the transfer of microcomputer technology in South Carolina; computer assisted farm management in Southwest Virginia; and the integrated role of micro, mini, and maxi computers for farmers' use in 1990. The final paper is a synopsis: Computers in Agriculture: Where are we and where do we go from here? Several of the papers include references, and a list of symposium participants is attached. (CHC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.
Identifiers: United States