Kit is a university lecturer and an agricultural engineer. Engineers are professional problem solvers and agricultural engineers are specialists in fixing farmers’ problems.
In this video, Kit shows you what that means day-to-day, including the hands-free tractor that he’s developed.
Kit says, “If you have an interest in how things work, and making things better, then you would make a great engineer!”
Kit Franklin is a Senior Agricultural Engineering Lecturer at Harper Adams University. His role includes research into future farming systems alongside teaching and guiding students as they study to become agricultural engineers.
Kit leads the award-winning Hands-Free Hectare & Farm projects, where autonomous machines are used to grow crops.
After studying agricultural engineering at Harper Adams University him-self, Kit returned as a researcher working on cutting edge engineering projects before becoming a lecturer.
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