Iowa ag start-up reaching for the sky

Iowa ag start-up reaching for the sky
Mike Schmitz, right, technology director at Rantizo, shows off a few of the company’s drones to Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig during Naig’s visit to Rantizo’s Iowa City office.

It was “breakthrough innovations that farmers can use” that Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig was in search of last week, as he visited Iowa City-based Rantizo.

The drone company is focused on developing cost-effective fertilizer, herbicide or pesticide delivery systems via fleets of flying applicators. 

“What I’ve heard (during this visit) is a very cool innovation that is trying to address multiple issues that are really top-of-mind for folks,” Naig said. “This is really just an interesting piece of technology that has a lot of promise.”

Issues Rantizo hopes to...

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