Beginning at a young age, Chad Colby found his passion for technology. Known as the “tech guy” amongst his friends and family, Chad grew up in Bureau County, IL, where he worked on the family farm. After leaving the farm, he spent several years with a Los Angeles based aviation construction company developing, building, and designing airport hangar projects across the country. During this time, Chad earned his pilot’s license and found a passion for aviation. Chad has since returned to his roots in Illinois and combined agriculture with aviation to educate farmers and ranchers about the latest technology in the industry.
In 2013, Chad developed AgTechTalk.com to provide readers with the most up to date information pertaining to unmanned aerial systems. Through developing AgTechTalk.com, he has had the honor and pleasure of speaking at many events across the Midwest discussing Unmanned Aerial System. Chad shared his expertise at the 2013 John Deere Global IT Conference while presenting “Drones in Agriculture, the Next Phase in Precision Farming.” Monthly he’s feature on TV program This Week in Agribusiness, segment called “Ag Tech Talk”.
Over the past year, Chad has enjoyed speaking to growers all over the United States about Unmanned Aerial Systems and is one of the most respected and well-versed individuals in the field. Chad prides himself on staying up to date with information and new technologies as they come out. Technology has always been a passion of Chad’s and it is a dream come true to be able to share that passion with so many across the nation.
In Feb 2014 Chad joined the team at the 360 Yield Center (www.360yieldcenter.com) in Morton IL, which is a new company from Gregg Sauder and his family from Tremont IL. Chad’s role is “product support” fits him well has shares his passion for Agriculture with growers all over the country.
Chad resides in Bloomington, IL with his wife Karen (partner at McGillicuddy Corrigan Agronomics) and daughters Bristol and Mara.
Connect with Chad on Twitter: @TheChadColby, by visiting http://www.AgTechTalk.com or by emailing him at chad@ agtechtalk.com.