Of all the professions or industries in the world, the one society can ill afford to lose is agriculture. Without food society cannot exist, especially in cities. The reason cities are becoming larger and larger is due to the efficiency of farmers and ranchers the world over. There is a huge disconnect however between agriculturists and their city cousins that creates a detrimental atmosphere for farmers and ranchers to do their job. Pressures placed on agriculture, either realized or unrealized has created a rift to protecting the most essential industry I love… agriculture. [Read more…]
In a quick google you will find numerous articles proclaiming that drones are going to revolutionize agriculture. Additionally you will find research indicating that agriculture will represent a massive slice of the drone industry. Rather than discuss mundane macroeconomic research, I’d like to share a few personal thoughts & observations as to how drones are being used in Ag currently, and where I see future hardware & software opportunities. Keep in mind that my opinions are the result of growing up in large-scale commercial Ag — picture tens of thousands of acres planted to corn, soybeans and sorghum. As such, these opinions may or may not apply to your 50 acre vineyard in Sonoma or your 8 acre organic garden in Portland.