MinneCulture: Minnesota’s New Farm: Pitchforks, Pickups and Drones

This image was taken by Golly's UAV using a multispectral camera. It shows crop health, and is used to detect disease, insect issues and other stresses. Green is healthy, red is less healthy.

This image was taken by Golly’s UAV using a multispectral camera. It shows crop health, and is used to detect disease, insect issues and other stresses. Green is healthy, red is less healthy.

Agriculture these days is a high-tech business. Today we head to southern Minnesota, where industry experts say unmanned aerial vehicles and the highly specialized data they collect are allowing farmers – for the first time – to identify problems in their fields long before before they become visible to the human eye. KFAIs Jess Mador reports farm drones are quickly revolutionizing the way farmers plant, monitor and harvest crops.

Faribault County farmer Todd Golly programs a precision-agriculture drone from the back of his truck