March 17, 2019
Steve Case, the man who co-founded America Online and injected the jingle "You've got mail!" into the American lexicon is now trying to steer venture capitalists and their money to areas they've typically overlooked. Mostly, small towns and cities in the middle of the country. His vehicle to do that is a $150 million dollar investment fund and a 35-foot long, bright red bus.
March 4, 2019
On his last solo go Craig is joined by guest host Archie Kidd, Custom Applicator with Sunrise Cooperative, as they chat with Michael Ott, CEO of Rantizo, about his company and how they are changing the way applications are made through drone technology.
February 26, 2019
The modern farmer knows that pests in the field are not a problem for the whole field. They are localized to certain areas. But because it's difficult to recognize where pests are located and target these areas, farmers — whether with ground rigs or crop dusters — tend toward a "full coverage" approach when it comes to pesticide application.
Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg got a first hand look at Rantizo, an Iowa City based drone company, that is approaching pesticides from the skies.
February 26, 2019
An Iowa City company seeks to bring new technology to the fields with automated drones, but employees would like Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to increase bandwidth in rural Iowa to help with connectivity.
February 6, 2019
Chad Moyer, Rural Radio Network, interviews Michael Ott with Rantizo after winning the AgTech Innovation Competition at the Iowa Power Farming Show on January 30, 2019.
February 1, 2019
Iowa City-based startup Rantizo took home $20,000 on Wednesday after winning the AgTech Innovation Competition in Des Moines.
“People are beginning to see just how viable the Rantizo solution is for agrichemical spraying,” Ott said in the announcement. “Our drone sprayer is ‘moving from a toy to a tool’ and that’s definitely a win for us.”
December 14, 2018
How soon will drones take over much of the work in crop fields? This week we tackle that subject with two guests who are in the know.
December 11, 2018
It's #TechTuesday and Delaney brings us a conversation with Michael Ott from Rantizo, a young company utilizing drones for herbicide application.