Data has become critically important for farmers and drones are part of that process. AeroVironment Business Development Director Matt Strein says this is a purpose-built tool that verifies what is happening in the field. “As an example, if we set a target of 200 bushel corn and we see that we have an issue in that field, can we respond to it and improve it? That’s where you’ll find the ROI, being able to have in-season functionality to see what is happening with our plants.” AeroVironment invented the drone 30-plus years ago for the military. That technology is now available in agriculture.