Precision Ag Instructor
South Dakota State University
Nic has been an instructor with the Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering department since January of 2009, with significant involvement in developing and maintaining curriculum to meet the demands of today’s precision agriculture professional. The curriculum is designed to cover agronomy, data management, agriculture electronics, and farm machinery, and Nic heads up course instruction in several classes, including Introduction to Precision Agriculture, Farm Machinery Systems Management, Computer Applications in Agriculture, Ag Industrial and Outdoor Power, and Introduction to Ag Systems Technology.
Founded in 1881, South Dakota State University is South Dakota’s Morrill Act land-grant university and is the largest higher-education institution in the state, with a 2016 fall enrollment of 12,613 students from 49 states and 85 countries. The Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering Department offers degrees in Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering (ABE), which prepares students to work with the development and design of systems that impact food sources, and in Ag Systems Technology (AST), which teaches students the practical application of new innovations in the agricultural market. We have also partnered with the Department of Agronomy, Horticulture, and Plant Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics to jointly offer the nation’s first Precision Agriculture (PRAG) major.