Why Leading Edge

Leading Edge Technologies offers premier products for agricultural and other industries.  Leading Edge Technologies are authorized distributors of Farm Intelligence’s WingScan software, Sensefly, OPI-Integris, Davis Instruments, and Getac, all who offer leading edge, professional quality technology at an affordable price.  From the powerful Farm Intelligence’s WingScan software for agronomic decision making, to the amazingly easy to use, 3D mapping Sensefly eBee, no one offers a more complete line of Unmanned Aerial Systems than Leading Edge.   We also have you covered for monitoring the weather during the growing season and monitoring your grain after harvest.  Professional grade and affordable, Davis Instruments weather stations are know for their reliability and accuracy. Whether you are flying UAV’s, monitoring crops, or just a weather enthusiast, there’s nothing better than having your own weather in your home, business or mobile device.  And to protect that valuable grain after the season, the OPI-Integris advanced grain management system can save you time, money and headaches.  By continuously monitoring temperature and moisture the OPI advanced grain management system can keep the grain at the optimum moisture and without spoilage.  Lastly, Getac ruggedized laptops are the ultimate companion to flying UAV’s, soil sampling, or any other outdoor activity.  Waterproof, dustproof and military certified are just a few features that make Getac the right choice in rugged computing.

Training

Leading Edge Technologies facility has a dedicated classroom for training, education and sales.  We have a knowledgeable experienced staff that has been trained to service the customers needs.

Personnel

Leading Edge Technologies staff includes:

  • A farmer and agricultural engineer with over 25 years experience with agricultural technology and crop farming.
  • A former NASA engineer with over 25 years of engineering experience
  • A licensed pilot and certified flight instructor, who also has experience in the farming and construction industries.
  • A dedicated salesman with a background in GIS.
  • An office receptionist with over 30 years in bank management.

 

toddTodd Golly

Todd grew up in Winnebago, Minnesota. He brings both farm and engineering experience to the Leading Edge Technologies team. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Minnesota. After college, he worked as a consultant to the University of Minnesota Precision Agriculture Center. Todd then return home to his family farm were he has been a partner for the last 20 years.

He has been an early adopter of soil sampling, yield mapping, auto steer and other new technologies. The use of UAV’s have been implemented on the farm since 2012. He is also a co-founder of Leading Edge Technologies.

 

 

danDaniel Weerts

Daniel grew up working in the family turf and erosion control company. A graduate of Blue Earth Area High School, Daniel attended post-secondary education at the University of North Dakota, concentrating on commercial aviation and business management. Daniel holds a Commercial pilot Certification and is a Certified Flight Instructor. After college Daniel assumed responsibility of the farm manager at Blue Valley Sod’s northern Minnesota operations. He provided daily management of the 1000 acre turf farm. In addition to this day to day management, and developed a reed sedge peat business. Daniel is also a co-founder of Leading Edge Technologies.

 

 

 

erikErik Johnson

Erik has been working on the family farm for most of his life. His uncles farm over 2000 acres near Lake Crystal MN. He attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St Peter, MN  and graduated with a double major in history and geography. Since graduating from Gustavus he has also earned his masters degree in GIS from Saint Mary’s University.  He has vast experience flying the Sensefly eBee. This has given him extensive experience in the capabilities of the plane as well as working with the data after it is captured.