Corné Kocks is a lecturer of Smart and Precision Farming at the Aeres University of Applied Sciences and closely cooperates with Wageningen University. His research is focused on precision farming and he is also very active in corporate sectors. Kocks has practical and academic experience in the areas of agriculture, farming and fodder crops. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences Van Hall Larenstein, which was known as the Rijks Hogere Landbouwschool at the time. Afterwards he studied plant pathology and crop science at Wageningen University. He is an expert on spatially dependent statistics, which informs the subjects of his lectures. In addition to his role as lecturer, Kocks is also the team leader of the Practice Oriented Research team and is responsible for running the Centre of Expertise Open Cultivation.