If you know a young person who loves agriculture and technology, you might want to tell them to check out South Dakota State University for college.
The Brookings, S.D., school recently announced that it will start offering a bachelor’s degree in precision agriculture. A joint effort between South Dakota State’s agriculture and engineering schools, the precision ag degree is the first such program in the U.S., according to the university.
No word on whether students will be required to bring their own drones to campus.
Want to learn more about how to put precision ag and technology to work in farming? July 18 is the AgPro College day for retailers and consultants at the Farm Journal Corn College campus in Heyworth, Ill. Or join us July 19 for Farm Journal's Technology College at the Corn College campus in Heyworth. Learn how to adopt the right technologies for the best return for farmer investment, how to use aerial and ground tools to evaluate fields during the growing season and more. Click here for the working agenda and click here to register for Technology College.