Flying Farmer LLC was formed in 2017 by Brandon Batten. Brandon is a graduate of NC State University where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Biological and Agricultural Engineering. Brandon started using drone technology after receiving an NC AgVentures grant from NC State and the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission to purchase a drone for his family farm. After seeing the benefits and value that the drone could add to their operation, Brandon started Flying Farmer LLC to make this technology available to other farmers. Being a farmer himself, Brandon understands every facet of crop production and is able to relate to other farmers and their operations and help interpret the data that the drone provides. In addition to operating Flying Farmer LLC, Brandon farms with his father and uncle at Triple B Farms, Inc. in southern Johnston County. They produce flue-cured tobacco, soybeans, small grains, corn, hay and cattle.