Adam Gittins developed a love for agriculture at an early age while helping out on the family farm in Neola. He attended Iowa State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Business, with an area of emphasis in Farm Business Management.
Working with GPS while crop scouting, Adam developed an interest in Precision Ag that eventually led to a position with Ag Leader Technology in Ames, IA. He worked in their technical support department providing assistance with hardware and software to dealers and farmers around the world. Adam assisted with testing products and was the GPS and Guidance specialist. He also performed many sales and training seminars across the Midwest alongside Ag Leader’s dealers.
During his time with Ag Leader, Adam was still heavily involved in the family farm in southwest Iowa, helping to expand the operation in 2004. In the fall of 2005, Adam joined the then small Precision Ag team at HTS Ag and relocated back near the family farm with his wife, Melissa. With his in-depth technical knowledge, he hit the ground running and grew the team at HTS Ag.
Adam positioned HTS Ag in the drone industry through his own use of sUAS, offering drones, training, and image stitching software for field analysis. He served 4 years on the CompTIA Drone Advisory Council.
Adam has taken over the family farm from his dad, and extensively uses Precision Ag in his own operation to improve efficiency and add to the bottom line. He is also involved with several vendors to test new equipment and features while operating machinery on his farm.
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