Agricultural scientists in Wisconsin are advancing new AI applications on the farm, ranging from tracking animal movements for signs of disease to using drones and other automated equipment to monitor crops as they grow.

Greg Cisewski, dean of Northcentral Technical College’s School of Agricultural Sciences, Utilities and Transportation, yesterday discussed these and other applications during a meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence in Wausau.

“Talking about getting increased yield on our fields to grow more with less, so as we look to do that, we are trying to make sure every kernel of corn we plant is in the right spot so we can maximize our yields,” he said.

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