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Farmers could soon use drones to help produce crops, solve problems

Wisconsin Farm (courtesy of Flickr)
Wisconsin Farm (courtesy of Flickr)

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin farmers will soon be able to use drones to get a better look at their fields, with the goals of solving problems and producing more crops.

One of the state's largest John Deere dealer chains, Riesterer and Schnell, is teaming up with Precision Drone of Indiana. They'll soon unveil a hexacopter that can take digital images of fields and crops from 400 feet in the air.

The new machines will be unveiled a week from Wednesday at the Partners in Progress event at the EAA Grounds in Oshkosh.

Riesterer and Schnell has 11 locations from Antigo and Medford in the north, to Westfield and Fond du Lac in the south.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)