Tyler is finishing up his Doctorate at the University of Minnesota where he has been studying quality control aspects of precision nitrogen management in agriculture. Specifically, his research leverages drone imagery and other precision agriculture tools to quantify crop nitrogen uptake, which can ultimately be used to reduce fertilizer loss so our soil and water resources remain clean and productive.
Two years ago, Tyler co-founded Insight Sensing, an ag-tech startup spun out of the University of Minnesota as part of the National Science Foundation Small Business Technology Transfer program. Insight Sensing is building data-driven, machine learning solutions for delivering soil and plant fertility insights – everyday and everywhere. The digital agriculture services offered by Insight Sensing enable farmers and agronomists to manage spatial and temporal variability within their fields for more profitable, environmentally responsible outcomes. Tyler grew up on a diversified dairy farm in Wisconsin that his parents still own and operate. In addition to milking cows, they farm 900 acres and sell vegetables from a roadside stand (https://www.facebook.com/