Rob Proulx and his students flying a Sentera PX Drone

Precision Agriculture Minor

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Get High-Tech with Precision Agriculture

Enabled by the growing popularity and availability of high-tech precision equipment, farmers and producers have access to more data than ever before. When implemented properly, precision agriculture management can improve the profitability and sustainability of crop production. By combining theory and practice, and bridging the disciplines of agronomy, soils, agriculture machinery management, and geographic information systems, the precision agriculture minor provides students with the foundational skills necessary to design and implement precision agriculture practices. 

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Amberly Cox

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Precision Agriculture Minor


  • combines technological skills with foundational agronomic knowledge

  • precision agriculture includes the technological skills and tools necessary to manage crop production systems at the sub-field scale


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Nathan Purrington