Practicality of drone use in ranching examined

Texas AgriLife Research scientist exploring practical ways using a drone may make ranching duties easier.

A Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist thinks drones have practical applications for ranching that will expand in the near future. Dr. John Walker, resident director of research in San Angelo, Texas, noted that these small unmanned aircraft have gotten pretty popular recently, and he wanted to explore their practical application in ranch settings.

“So, I went and bought one,” he said. “The first advice someone gave me, and it was good advice, was to buy a cheap one — a toy — a

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