Clayton County startup awarded $25,000 for drone seeders

GARNAVILLO, Iowa — A Clayton County startup landed a $25,000 state grant on Friday for the development of drone seeders.

Aeroseeder was one of seven startup companies across the state to receive funding from Iowa Economic Development Authority.

A press release states that the company “builds drone seeders to carry out cover crop seeding.”

“The drones can be applied where land-based equipment cannot be used or where manned aircraft are not economical,” the release states.

The funding is for “product refinement, equipment and key personnel.”