Drone Photos Help Farmers Crop

As a new wave of technology-based jobs hit the agriculture sector, some Wisconsin businesses are taking advantage. Flightsight is a New Lisbon-based firm that takes drone photos of agriculture land to help farmers improve their crops, giving producers a whole new view of their operation.

State officials hope it will also increase young people's interest in farming.

The number of farms in the state and the nation has been decreasing for decades. State figures say there were 68,900 farms in the state in 2015, 100 less than the year before and nearly 7,500 hundred less than in 2005.

But the industry has an economic impact of more than $88 million in the state.


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