billion in UAS impact between 2015 - 2025
new manufacturing jobs
increase in ag and food science jobs
|Precision Agriculture||Precision Agriculture Certificate||Geospatial Precision Agriculture Specialist Certificate|
The Future of Farming in Ohio Begins in Springfield
Clark State has developed the region’s only for-credit degree program in precision agriculture — one that provides students not only with classroom-based learning, but with hands-on technical training at the Airpark Ohio UAS test range, located at the Springfield Municipal Airport. This state-of-the-art lab and partnerships with local farmers and businesses provide real data in real time for real results — for real world experiences that bring precision agriculture to life.
The jobs created by UAS are highly skilled, high-paying ones, including:
- Nutrient Management Specialist
- Precision Agriculture Department Manager
- Precision Agronomist
- Precision Farming Coordinator
A New Environment for Farmers
Precision agriculture makes farming more economical for the farmer by saving time and resources, empowering the farmer to optimize crop output. This pinpoint accuracy is also very sustainable — minimizing the agricultural footprint in the water, land, and air. What’s great for the farmer’s bottom line is even better for the environment.
The benefits of precision agriculture extend outside farming. Clark State and the City of Springfield are partnering with farmers and businesses to provide data for city land planners, city managers, and parks and recreation departments, enabling a new level of insight and innovation.
Precision agriculture is the next generation of agricultural practice. Springfield-Clark County, along with Clark State Community College, continues to act as the hub for agriculture and plans to propel the future of UAS-integrated precision agriculture.
Precision agriculture improves the state of farming as well as the state of Ohio, creating a better, brighter future for us all. Springfield and Clark State Community College are proud to be the epicenter.
Ohio Center for Precision Agriculture
Leffel Lane Campus