Wisconsin Section

American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

 

Spring 2016 Announcements

Attention Members,

The deadline to register for the 2016 Spring Meeting is fast approaching.  Click here for details and to register.  Registration closes Wednesday, March 23rd.

Voting is now open for 2016-2017 WI Section Officers.  Click here to vote by Friday, March 25th.  Officers will be announced at the Spring Section Meeting.

Also, be sure to check out the invitation to the 2016 AMC Engineering Conference in Waterloo, Iowa.  This three day conference and tradeshow is organized by Agricultural and Off-Highway Equipment Engineers for Agricultural and Off-Highway Equipment Engineers.

-WI ASABE Officer Team

The AMC Engineering Conference is a conference and tradeshow that is conceived and organized for agricultural and off-highway equipment design engineers by ag and off-highway equipment engineers from the ASABE sections from Iowa & Quad Cities, and the Mississippi Section of the SAE.

The Conference organizers have extended a warm and genuine invitation to the members of the Wisconsin ASABE Section to attend the AMC Engineering Conference. The 31st annual AMC Engineering Conference will take place April 19-21, 2016 at the Ramada Hotel and Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in downtown Waterloo, IA.

The conference begins on Tuesday, April 19 with Continuing Education sessions. The sessions will be held both in the morning and in the afternoon at the convention center. In the afternoon, there will also the option of a tour. After the tour, a keynote speaker and refreshments help kick off the AMC Conference and provide a forum to meet peers and make friends. Prior register is required for the kick off social.

Technical sessions are held on Wednesday and Thursday and include subjects such as Irrigation, Precision Farming, Biofuels & Bio-Lubricants, New Products, Tier 4 engines, Big Data and Robotics. Break periods are provided to visit the trade show and speak with industry representatives and colleagues on new technology and products.

This AMC Conference will feature:

  • Personal access to exhibiting company executives in booths
  • One-on-one dialogue with technical experts/engineers in booths
  • Technical seminars to learn about the most up to date information in the agricultural & off highway fields
  • Educational sessions on current topics in agriculture and engineering
  • A display of equipment ranging from antique farm equipment to the latest farm & construction equipment & Tier 4 engine displays.
  • A professional-grade trade show environment
  • A modest registration fee to ensure quality interaction among industry professionals
  • Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included.
  • Free wi-fi access

Since 1986, the AMC (formally known as Agricultural Machinery Conference) has served as a forum for engineers and professionals in the field of agricultural equipment design to gather, with the purpose of exchanging ideas, to see the latest component technology, and learn new design practices, techniques, and methods.

 

Each year a volunteer committee solicits experts to lead information sessions on the most important areas of equipment design and development. Over a three-day period, attendees will have the opportunity to listen in on any of nearly 50 presentations in fields as varied as engines, ergonomics, and economics.

For more information and registration details go to: www.amc-online.org

Postscript:

I have attended the AMC Conference the last several years and in my opinion it is one of the best events that I get to attend each year out of nearly a dozen that I attend. The fact that this is an event put on by ag industry colleagues, as opposed to an outside commercial interests, means that this event fits well with WI ASABE members on both commercial and education/university sides.

Chris Horton

Vice-Chair WI ASABE