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. More recently, we have expanded into rapid disaster mapping to assist in California's wildfires.
While conducting research in the field as a PhD in Ecology and evolutionary biology (with publications in a dozen top scientific journals, including Science magazine), 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.
From there, Greg went onto the technology-side of the drone industry, helping launch programs and develop comprehensive industry solutions in-house as a program leader for academic, scientific and precision agriculture applications at powerhouse companies such as 3D Robotics, Parrot and Pix4D. He was even named a Vice.com Person of the Year in 2017 as “The Drone Engineer Helping Farms Work Smarter”.