Ceilidh Kern

Ceilidh Kern

Ceilidh Kern is a community and environment reporter for the Columbia Missourian.

First fully electric, autonomous tractor in the Midwest unveiled in Missouri

By: - September 6, 2023

The University of Missouri rolled out its first all-electric, autonomous tractor Tuesday, calling it a “revolutionary piece of technology” that could pioneer new agricultural practices and make farming more efficient and sustainable. The Monarch MK-V tractor, bought with grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the Midwest’s first fully autonomous tractor, according to […]