If you want to know the next big equipment trends in farming, you’ll find them discussed at the Farm Industry News seminars.

This year, seminars will look at new combine technology, equipment solutions for herbicide resistance, high-horsepower 4-wd tractors and robotic technology on the farm. Manufacturer representatives in each of these markets will discuss their companies’ equipment for attendees.

The seminars are designed to help you understand the diverse products and the technology used by different manufacturers. This may help you narrow your search for equipment at the show.

Scott McPheeters, a commercial farmer from Gothenburg, Neb., will moderate the sessions. He has tested new equipment for Farm Industry News for many years. He will lead the discussions and help direct questions to keep the seminars relevant to commercial growers. Cookies and coffee will be served at all the seminars.

New combine technology

Wednesday, February 13, 1 p.m.

New combines are becoming more and more high-tech. Representatives from each of the major combine manufacturers will be on hand to discuss the latest combine models and high-tech equipment that is now available on the market.

Equipment solutions for herbicide resistance

Thursday, February 14, 1 p.m.

Herbicide-resistant weeds have become a major issue for growers. This seminar examines new equipment solutions for controlling resistance. Included will be discussions about sprayers, nozzles and chemical injection.

High-horsepower 4-wd tractors

Thursday, February 14, 4 p.m.

The high-horsepower 4-wd tractor market continues to be a strong equipment category. The major manufacturers will present their latest lineup of new models, including AGCO, Case IH, Claas, John Deere, New Holland and Versatile.

Robotic technology on the farm

Friday, February 15, 1 p.m.

The technology to robotically operate farm equipment has arrived, and manufacturers are revealing their concept vehicles. Company representatives will discuss how these new autonomous vehicles work and when the vehicles will be commercialized.