Welcome to Scholar Farms!

Scholar Farms seeks to provide best-in-class training experiences for industry, government, and academic partners. The company was founded from extensive experience in academic research and teaching, as well as the commercial drone industry. Our speciality is in trainings for vegetation mapping using multispectral cameras and drones. 


While conducting research in the field as a PhD in Ecology and evolutionary biology, Dr. Gregory Crutsinger caught the drone bug, and began testing the use of UAVs in the field on projects. He became especially interested in how autonomous drone technology could enable collecting data that could impact agriculture, and how drones would allow sensors to be deployed in new and exciting ways to impact research and assessment in the field.

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Professional Training

Online masterclasses and in-person workshop trainings held seasonally or on request.

Interested in enrolling in our online courses?

Register here


Individual Consulting

Scaling your drone program by advising your research team, data capture services, and internal protocol development.


Project Management

Special projects, including custom drone curriculum development, emergency drone data management, and more.


What Our Clients Have to Say

"I've known and worked alongside Greg over the past few years in the drone industry. He has extensive knowledge of the commercial market and a passion for data analytics and plants. I'm really excited about the results of his efforts to build this masterclass. It's a great resource!"

Paul Spaur, 
Drone Technical Manager

"Greg has an extremely deep understanding of not just the technology that enables aerial data, but the practical workflows you need to get real world applicable results. He's a true master of drone mapping."

Colin Guinn
Founder and CEO of Guinn Partners

"For over two years, I've been working alongside Greg in his agriculture trainings for growers and drone service providers in California's Central Valley. Greg is the best in the business when it comes to plant mapping and explaining the technology to people at all different levels."

Mike Bonillas
Professional Drone Services
Central Valley Farms


"I continue to be impressed by the professional quality of the Scholar Farms master courses. Dr. Crutsinger  is a leading expert in the UAS industry and he does a great job explaining complex topics in relatable and engaging ways. It was an obvious choice to include the Phytomappers Class as a resource for students in Sinclair’s data analytics curriculum."

Andrew Shepherd, PhD
Executive Director, Sinclair College National UAS Training and Certification Center

"When it comes to coordinating drone data, Greg has an incredible ability to help organize, capture, and condense aerial information quickly and efficiently. More people in the commercial drone industry need the kind of data skills."

Andrew Maximow
Chief Drone Officer

“This course provided San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee with the thread we needed to stitch our precision agriculture solution together. Using the Phytomappers Pro Masterclass by Scholar Farms, we had the necessary tools to procure equipment, fly missions, take photos, process data and finally analyze actionable results for our farmers.”

Toby Hackford
Precision Agriculture Drone Project Manager
San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee

Contact Scholar Farms


5901 Alta Punta Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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