TerrAvion is already a leader in aerial imaging, and now the company is growing even more. They have just announced a partnership with CHS Inc., a global agribusiness cooperative known for providing services at every stage of crop production. The agreement says CHS will offer TerrAvion aerial imagery and data solutions to its customers. CHS has a large presence in the Great Plains area, effectively doubling TerrAvion’s weekly coverage to just under 10 million acres.
Although most growers understand the benefits of precision data, for many crop scouting is still done by walking through fields to make a visual assessment, perhaps taking some samples. Using this limited information a grower then makes major financial and environmental decisions for his operation. TerrAvion offers the opportunity to change that.
TerrAvion’s services will provide farmers real-time aerial images in unmatched detail. They work with small family farms or large agribusinesses. Their pilots cover acreages once a week, taking low-altitude images that allow producers to scout and manage farm decisions with great accuracy. Their already large customer base reports that the inexpensive service quickly pays for itself.
“TerrAvion is the ideal partner for CHS as they share our mission of empowering producers with the solutions they need to optimize yield and feed the world,” said Blaine Schmidt, Regional YieldPoint/Precision Specialist, CHS Inc. “TerrAvion’s impact on producers all over the West Coast made it clear that they could give a similar boost in yield to our customers in the Great Plains. TerrAvion’s aerial images give producers a real-time picture of what’s happening in the field, enabling them to take informed and intelligent action that drives higher yields and business success.”
“CHS is a visionary company that understands that their success is tied to the value they deliver to their growers. They are perfectly positioned to help growers use imagery to improve yield,” said Robert Morris, cofounder and CEO, TerrAvion. “No one can touch TerrAvion’s accuracy or value, and we are excited to work with CHS to expand into the Great Plains and drive even more innovation in farming by helping producers grow more per-acre with fewer inputs.”