Precision Aerial Ag Show Offers Farmers Opportunities to Learn About UAV Systems

Precision Aerial Ag Show will be held July 9 and 10 at Progress City USA, Decatur, Ill.

Published on: Jun 17, 2014

Ag Eagle, SenseFly, Horizon Precision, MLB, Trimble, Precision Drone and other makers of unmanned aerial systems will be among many companies exhibiting their precision aerial technology at the Precision Aerial Ag Show, scheduled for July 9-10 at Progress City USA, Decatur, Ill.

The technology show is drawing global interest from exhibitors and attendees, who will be watching the unmanned aerial vehicles in the air and real-time video output. Advanced tickets have been sold to attendees from across the U.S.

The Precision Aerial Ag Show also will feature both indoor and outdoor exhibits by a wide variety of vendors demonstrating products and services related to unmanned aerial technology or related applications.

Birds-eye view: A UAS can be a valuable crop scouting tool for farmers. (Photo by Jennifer Campbell)
Birds-eye view: A UAS can be a valuable crop scouting tool for farmers. (Photo by Jennifer Campbell)

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This event will be of interest to agricultural producers wanting more information to make crop management decisions, regarding fertility, moisture, pest control, and other efficiencies.

Seminars, speakers, exhibits
Headlining the list of speakers at PAAS 2014 are Brendan Schulman, the attorney who successfully represented a photographer whose camera-drone was cited by the Federal Aviation Administration as violating its policies, and Idaho farmer Robert Blair, speaking about his pioneering use of UAV technology and eight years of experience with them.

Also speaking will be several university researchers providing current and future perspectives on unmanned aerial vehicle use in agricultural applications.

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A panel of farmers will also relate their experiences and use of UAV technology on their farm, along with UAV consultant Chad Colby of Bloomington, Ill., about making UAV purchase decisions.

The educational seminars are sponsored by ADM Crop Risk Services, Decatur, Ill.

Plan to Attend
The 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show will be held July 9 and 10 at Progress City USA, Decatur, Ill. The exhibit field and demonstration areas are open to visitors 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is welcome. For a full schedule of events and ticket information, visit www.paas2014.com.

The show is sponsored by Farm Industry News and Penton Farm Progress with AgEngage.