Training a new generation to solve the future challenges of agriculture
Digital agriculture – drones, satellite imagery, remote soil sensors and more – are part of the future of agriculture, and students need to be trained to use the new technologies. (Photo: K-State Research and Extension News Service)
MANHATTAN, Kansas — In this video from K-State Research and Extension, agronomist Ignacio Ciampiti says digital agriculture — drones, satellite imagery, remote soil sensors and more — is engaging many university departments with one goal: to teach students to solve future problems. problems of agriculture.
“We are training a new generation of thinkers, people who will have different skills and can think outside the box to solve the problems we have in agriculture,” Ciampiti said.
According to him, specialists in the fields of agronomy, horticulture, geography and spatial sciences, engineering, plant pathology, agricultural economics, etc. work at the university.
“One of the things we have to think about in the future is solving complex problems,” Ciampiti said. “We will need not just agronomists, but a whole team that will work to train people who will solve new problems.”
Video by Dan Donnert on K-State Research and Extension
— K-State Research and Extension News Service
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