Justin Metz

Technology Integration and Compliance Manager

Bowles Farming Company

Justin Metz’s responsibilities at 12,000-acre Bowles Farming include food safety compliance; training; the company’s use of the MyJohnDeere operations system; GPS systems; and, as a Part 107 license holder, chief pilot for drone operations. His prior experience spans several capacities including automated transplanting, pull-behind tomato harvesting, and most recently as R&D lead in the automation of a watermelon packing facility. He also is owner of CenCalDrones a photography and consulting company, where he focuses on helping clients streamline their drone operations.