Alex Ryan of OSU Precision Ag came to the Ag Biotech Academy industry dinner and demonstrated his drone to the teachers gathered there. He was able to fly the drone over the fields around the dinner area and display the video on a computer screen. Ryan shared with the teachers about how his interest in aviation led to his working with drones.
The industry dinner provides an opportunity for teachers to interact with experts in different ag careers. Ryan explained the type of drones he had with him and how drones are useful in agricultural applications, helping to remotely monitor field health. He also talked about the wide variety of uses for drones in other areas, and how students could get licensed to use drones and follow various career paths.
The teachers enjoyed seeing the demonstration and some even took a turn at the controls!