4-H Embraces Future of Agriculture by Introducing Emerging Drone Technology

4-H Embraces Future of Agriculture by Introducing Emerging Drone Technology

Drones are becoming more common in agriculture, with the ability to apply pesticides being just one of the many uses of this technology. Matt Vohlken, owner of Vohlken Aviation, recently partnered with Bond County 4-H to host a workshop for local youth, showcasing the various applications of drones in farming. Vohlken emphasized the growing importance of drone technology in the agriculture industry and how it will become a regular part of farming practices in the future.

The workshop, held at the First Christian Church gymnasium, introduced participants to drone applications such as field mapping, field scouting, stand counts, and disease monitoring. Attendees also had the opportunity to operate a drone themselves, gaining firsthand experience with this innovative technology. Many participants, like fourth-year Dudleyville 4-H club member Dylan Brown, found the workshop engaging and exciting, sparking their interest in pursuing further opportunities or even careers in drone technology.

4-H Program Coordinator Cheralee Vohlken highlighted the importance of programs like these in exposing youth to cutting-edge technology and potential career paths. As drone technology continues to evolve, it not only changes farming practices but also shapes the future of agriculture itself. By providing local youth with exposure to drones and other advanced technologies, partnerships and programs like these ensure that the future of the agriculture industry is in good hands.

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