Example of precision ag college degrees
Many in the agricultural industry and especially agronomists have been quick to note that precision ag numbers crunching, analysis of various wavelengths of light and off-site data collection cannot provide all the answers for farmers to lower production costs and increase yield or profit. In almost all situations, there needs to be some field time looking at exactly what is happening when a field situation is detected. And a trained, experienced consultant can then provide the final answer and recommendations.
Clark State currently has other agricultural curriculum. The college hopes to have 10 to 20 students enrolled in the new precision ag program in the fall.
The college will not be educating students strictly for production agriculture positions because students are to be prepared for jobs analyzing precision data for such things as golf course management and other business possibilities.
One of the hard parts in educating students in precision ag is finding knowledgeable professors and keeping pace with the rapidly changing industry. Clark State announced it is working with industry partners, including the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center and SelectTech Geospatial Advanced Manufacturing, to develop the curriculum and provide hands-on learning experiences for students. Those type of partnerships are almost mandatory for any college curriculums and guest teachers, who are involved in the business and inventing of new products.
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