UGA Tifton Campus receives agriculture grant preparing for farming of the future
Farming of the future...
TIFTON, Ga. – The University of Georgia at Tifton’s Campus received a four million dollar grant that could change agriculture in the south forever.
“The 4D Farm is the digital and data driven demonstration farm, we’re putting together the farm of the future,” said Michael Toews, Assistant Dean of UGA’s Tifton Campus.
One may ask what does a farm of the future look like…
“If you think of conventional farming as using agricultural equipment. This is the next step in bringing sensors and controls and automating the process of harvesting a crop,” said Toews.
Assistant dean Michael Toews tells me that this grant is training farmers of the future.
“…Taking that fundamental discovery, bringing it to market place and training the next generation of farmers apart of this project is not only UGA professors but ABAC professors learning how to use this technology,” said Toews.
Projects like this put Tifton ahead of the curve in farming.
“This is the kind of project that puts Tifton in the center of the southeastern farming universe and we’re really excited,” said Toews.
It may be time to put your rakes down and your drones up…
Cameron Sanders reporting.
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