Grounded in experience, Bowman leads Extension's ag technology education
Dennis Bowman flying a drone
Dennis Bowman flying a drone
Photo by Lauren D. Quinn

URBANA, Ill. – Agriculture’s one big thing, according to Dennis Bowman, is this: feeding the world sustainably in the face of climate change. 

Ag has always been a complicated business, a mix of biology, geology, and weather influenced by ever-changing economics, politics, and public opinion.

“One of the things we’re looking at right now is how we can use artificial intelligence to manage the changing conditions in production agriculture,” says Bowman, part of the Department of Crop Sciences' Outreach and Extension staff. “Ag has always looked forward to the next technology advancement. We want to ensure it serves the people who rely on it daily.”

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