IamA 17 year-old farm kid from Southwest Kansas. I have lived and worked on our family farm my whole life. Currently I am bringing our farm into the 21st century through the use of drones! AMA!
I am a senior in high school in Southwest Kansas. We farm about 8,000 acres. We grow corn, wheat, milo (sorghum), soybeans, and cotton. I just got back from a three month internship with AgEagle the world’s largest manufacturer of agriculture specific UAV’s. I was the test pilot at AgEagle, I tested every component and flew every wing before it left the factory. Currently I am using an AgEagle on our farm to take infrared images of our crops to determine crop health. We can then use that data to spray less chemicals and concentrate them on the correct spots, thereby raising yields and lowering costs. I promise to answer all relevant questions for as long as they are posed. AMA! My Proof: Hi Reddit!
Edit 1: Why did I get downvoted to 0. Did I not provide enough proof? Edit 1.5: Nevermind!
Edit 2: Thanks for the questions guys! Keep them coming! I can also answer questions about general farming, not just drones in agriculture.
Edit 3: Please ask serious questions only! Nothing NSFW!
Edit 4: WOW! Over 100 upvotes! Thanks guys!
Edit 5: I made it to the front page! Thank you so much! Keep the questions coming!
Edit 6: Alright guys I'm going to bed, but I promise I'll be back to answer questions in the morning, so keep asking!
Edit 7: I'm back! I'll be answering more questions this morning and throughout the rest of the day so please keep the questions coming! Also, thanks for the gold kind stranger!
Edit 8: I'm going to bed again. Thanks for all the great questions and discussions! As promised I will continue to answer all questions in the morning so keep asking. Also, I will try to go back through my previous answers and add some sources and go into more depth. Hopefully, I will also add some links to find more information in this description. If you are interested in having a more private chat feel free to PM me. Goodnight Reddit.
Edit 9: Hey guys! Just thought I'd let you know that I will keep my promise and continue to answer questions. I'll be checking this thread at least once a day from here on out so don't be afraid to ask a question even if it's years from now. Also Here is a video that describes the benefits of UAVs for agriculture.