But for anybody efficient and progressive enough that can't farm with 25 year old equipment, I guess this is the way it has to be.
On the other hand, I do accept new technology in the form of drones :-) They are great for checking out the fields and crops from above. And things certainly do look different from up there. Learning to fly is an ongoing learning experience. For some unknown reason the gimbal quit "gimbaling" on mine while flying this weekend. This is the mechanism that adjusts the camera lens up or down according to my commands. But it quit responding. After a rest and battery recharge, plus a little manual working of the gimbal, it seemed back to normal for the next flight. I was able to get some video without flying into the trees or driving the Merc into the ditch so it was a good day.