Area of Study

Precision Agriculture

Precision agriculture uses technology to make management decisions to increase efficiency and provide economic and environmental benefits.

Be on the forefront of agriculture innovation!

Join our Precision Agriculture Program and cultivate your future in the cutting-edge field of agri-tech! Learn the latest advancements in precision farming, from drone technology to data analytics, and revolutionize how we feed the world sustainably. Unearth exciting career opportunities in agriculture’s digital frontier. Enroll now and grow your skills with us!

What is Precision Agriculture?

Also known as precision farming or smart farming, precision agriculture is an advanced approach to farming that uses technology, data, and scientific principles to optimize various aspects of agricultural production. The goal of precision agriculture is to improve crop yields, reduce resource wastage, and enhance the sustainability and profitability of farming operations.

Precision agriculture is a dynamic and evolving field that continues to benefit from advances in technology and data science. It offers a promising approach to addressing the challenges of feeding a growing global population while minimizing the environmental impact of agriculture.

Skills you will learn:

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Site-specific farming
  • Variable Rate Technology (VRT)
  • GPS Guidance Systems
  • Drones/Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Data Management Software
  • Automation & Robotics
  • Sustainability

The future of agriculture will be shaped by a combination of factors, including technological innovation, environmental concerns, changing consumer preferences, and the need to feed a growing global population. Adaptation and sustainable practices will be crucial to address these challenges while ensuring food security and environmental stewardship.

Interested in Precision Ag?

Open Internships

Available for current students and alumni.

The Future of Agriculture

The future of agriculture is likely to be characterized by several significant trends and developments as the world faces various challenges and opportunities:

Technology Integration
Climate Resilience
Water Management
Controlled Environments
Automation & Robotics
Global Food Security
Biodiversity Conservation
Robotic arm harvesting vegetables in a greenhouse

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certificate

Learn how to properly fly, maintain, and follow regulations guiding the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).

The career fields that use UAS include:

  • Agriculture
  • Law Enforcement
  • Real Estate
  • Construction Trades
  • Media & Cinematography
  • ​Inspection​s
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing & Repair
  • Insurance
  • ​Delivery
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Full Certificate

Learn how to fly, maintain, and follow the rules and regulations of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flights. Explore the uses of UAS in variety of applications and under a variety of conditions. Includes a course on video production so you learn how edit and export the footage.

Prepares you to take the full exam for your FAA Commercial Drone Pilot License.

(Course layout in the Catalog section below)

Person flying a drone at sunset

One-Week Ground School

Prepare for the FAA Commercial Drone Pilot license exam in ONE WEEK during the summer! Course covers all aspects of the FAA part 107 exam.

2024 Summer Course Info

Course Title: UAS 2055 UAS Ground School
Course registration number (CRN): 13527
Dates: June 10-14, 2024
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Location: Fort Morgan Campus

Topics Covered

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Other Regulations
  • Airspace Designations
  • Battery Theory, Electronics and Other Systems
  • Autonomy Levels
  • UAS Ground Stations
  • Proper Maintenance

View the catalog for courses and program requirements.

Precision Agriculture Technology

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Precision Agriculture Technician

Agriculture Retail

Careers & Salaries

Position Median
Crop Consultant $62,910
Precision Ag Equipment Installer $74,780
Commercial Drone Pilot $65,000

Meet the Faculty

MCC staff member Bill Miller


Bill Miller

Bill Miller began teaching as a full-time faculty for the Precision Agriculture program in the fall of 2021. Prior to joining MCC, he was a Precision Farming Specialist at Wickham Tractor Company in Fort Morgan for five years. Bill received a Bachelor of Arts in Business from the University of Phoenix.

Bill lives in Fort Morgan with his wife. In his spare time he enjoys golf, softball, bowling, riding motorcycles, and social gatherings with family and friends.