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Precision farming is very rewarding for an AST alum

Brandon Bonk’s farm in Delaware is like many today: driven by technology that raises yields, limits runoff and adjusts to changing weather, pests and commodity prices. It all adds up to a complex business that Bonk is very passionate about. “You have a result every year. That’s about 50 shots to get it perfect. If the weather works out, the markets work out, you hit a home run,” says Bonk, a 28-year-old fifth-generation farmer and 2006 CALS graduate with a degree focused on agriculture systems and biotechnology. “You’re always striving to do better than you did before. It’s very rewarding.” Continue reading or click photo for more details.

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