Posted on January 6, 2021 in Uncategorized,
They say knowledge is power.
That philosophy is what drives Dr. Yiannis Ampatzidis, an assistant professor at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, where he leads the precision agriculture engineering program. With a background in agricultural engineering, Ampatzidis both intimately understands grower priorities and has the technical know-how to build new tools to advance traditional crop management practices.
“Most of the technologies and solutions that we develop are to solve real-life problems,” explained Ampatzidis, recipient of a UF Innovate ‘s Invention of the Year award. “I’m an engineer, so always in the back of my mind, I am developing something that the growers in our industry will use in the near future.”