Drones can have a significant impact in the agriculture industry by reducing costs and increasing production leading to improved food security.
Austin Deardorff, Co-founder of Aerial Agriculture, graduated from Libertyville High School in the northern suburbs of Chicago. He came to Purdue in 2012 to complete his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and is expecting to graduate in Spring 2017. He has previously worked for Zimmer Biomet, a company which manufactures biomedical devices such as knee and hip replacements, before starting his own company.
In May 2015, Austin co-founded Aerial Agriculture LLC to revolutionize the agriculture industry by building drones in-house to capture specialized multispectral images of the entire crop fields. This technology helps reduce farming-related costs while increases agricultural production.
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