Virginia Tech Explores the Possibilities of Using Drones for Farm Management

In *All, Technology by Ag is America

Farmers are taking to the skies with new drone technology. Researchers at Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are studying the potential for using drones to help farmers survey farm land and monitor farm animals.

Specifically, drone technology is being tested with sheep. The research evaluates how sheep would react to having a drone flying overhead.

The drones can be used to help farmers get a quick, aerial view to see if animals in the field are in need or more generally to check the status of the farm.

This technology has potential to change how farmers, including those with disabilities, manage livestock. Putting drones in the hands of farmers can help them save time by covering considerably more ground, as drone can cover the span of two football fields from a single aerial location.

To learn more about this exciting research out of Virginia Tech, read more here.

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