Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann visited South and North Newton high schools in Indiana Tuesday to see firsthand, how students are learning about the use of drones and precision farming. She said she's proud of the schools for investing in the future of agriculture.
The students used drones to photo fields and create videos of field operations.
"The Precision Agriculture is the wave of the future for agriculture. If we look at what's going to help us be productive, what's going to help the Midwest remain the heartland of not only the nation, but the world, " Ellspermann said.
She says there will be a greater need for people with technical-agriculture degrees in the future.
The precision farming education is helped thru a $500,000 grant from the Governor's Office.
The students have been using the drones to collect photos and data of fields. In return, it will help to maximize crop yields.