The UW-Whitewater Enactus team along with DMZ Aerial will be taking a two-step approach to this project. The first portion of the project will show the yield gain from the use of Complement, a fermented plant extract consisting of long chain carbohydrates, natural plant fats, proteins, plant growth hormones, and organic nutrients. Complement is produced by DMZ and is a new entry in to the world of BioStimulants. The second portion of the project will demonstrate the increased efficiency of crop scouting through the use of an Aerial Intelligence Modified Quadcopter. This UAV will be equipped with a high definition camera and a Geographical Information System (GIS). The imagery collected can then be analyzed by an agronomist further detailing the specific problem areas that may be reducing yield
On average, aerial crop scouting coupled with recommended applications is shown to improve yield by between seven and ten bushels per acre. This amounts to an increase of as much as $7,400 (Current Quote $3.70/bu) in revenue to the average 200 acre Wisconsin farm.
Aa Senior at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Business Program, Mitch is pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Entrepreneurship with a Certificate in Professional Sales. As the owner of a small business startup, Mitch has a passion for creating and developing "game changers."
With experience gained through internships, strategic volunteer efforts, event planning and leadership in student organizations, Mitch has developed skills that have enabled him to pursue his ambitions and grow as an individual.