Raven grows precision ag facility in South Dakota

February 5, 2018  - By

Raven Industries has given South Dakota State University (SDSU) $5 million to establish a precision agriculture facility within the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences on its main campus in Brookings, South Dakota.

SDSU is the first U.S. land-grant university in the country to offer both a four-year degree and a minor in precision agriculture.

The facility will be the nexus for innovation and collaboration across several disciplines, including engineering, agronomy, horticulture, mathematics and the decision sciences, according to SDSU President Barry Dunn.

It will enhance innovation and the development of educational programs that will deliver applications to enable data-driven decisions in precision farming, ranching and conservation, as well as promote collaboration between faculty, students and industry experts.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.