Landon Smith grew up on his family’s grain farm and attended the local high school before graduating early to begin college classes at Purdue University. At Purdue, he received a B.Sc. Degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision (OLS) and received a Certificate of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. After college he returned to the family farm, shortly after he attended a meeting where he heard a presentation over UAVs. Shortly after hearing the presentation he purchased a drone and shortly after that began Midwest UAV LLC.