Scott Shearer, is professor and chair of the Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering department at Ohio State University. He specializes in precision farming, including autonomy, guidance systems, GPS and equipment automation. During his 30 years in academia, Shearer’s research efforts have focused on spectral and spatial image processing for the extraction of features for classifying agricultural settings; and controls and methodologies for metering and distribution of inputs in grain crop production systems.
The technological advancements that will change the agriculture world are either in development or already being used in other industries. Dr. Scott Shearer talks about the work he and Ohio State University are doing and what that means for agriculture.
The rapidly evolving field of ag tech is being driven by a confluence of factors including projections of an increasing world population, limited land resources, automation and sensor densification of agricultural field machinery, connection of this equipment to the internet, remote sensing via unmanned aerial systems and cloud computing.
The types of ag technology that manufacturers are developing, dealers are selling and farmers are adopting is changing. A combination of factors are contributing to the evolution, including market instability, commercial momentum for increased machine automation and more connectivity with technology.
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The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.