Development of Precision Agricultural Machine Education Program

Soon-Jung Hong1   Dong-Eok Kim1,*   Dong-Hyun Kang1   Sun-Ok Chung2,*   Dong-Ki Ryu3   Jeong-Gyune Kang1   

11Korea National College of Agriculture & Fisheries, 1515, Kongjwipatjwi-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54874, Korea.
2Department of Biosystems Machinery Engineering, Chungnam National University, Daejeon, 34134, Korea.
3Department of Education & Training Service Division, Rural Human Resources Development Center, 420, Nongsaengmyeong-ro, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, 54874, Korea.


Republic of Korea has high expectations on precision agricultural machinery due to the decrease in farming population, population aging, and increasing land area per farming household. Accordingly, we would like to suggest a precision agricultural machinery educational program to improve the ability to work of the people in charge of agricultural machinery service in local government. In this study, domestic and foreign education cases, technical level of the people in charge of agricultural machinery service in local government, and current agricultural machine educational programs were investigated. Those allow us to suggest the precision agricultural machine educational programs. As a result, it is found that precision agricultural farming methods were actively used by farmers in advanced nations compared to Republic of Korea. the understanding and technology development of precision agriculture is still insufficient. Through the results, we suggest to one-week courses of ICT-based precision agricultural machine on basic and advanced level. in addition, we suggest education methods on basic theory and practice and practical education on major precision agricultural element technologies.

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Fig. 1. Survey results on 5 different questions answered from 282 agricultural machinery personnel.