Jul 18, 2018
Tri-State UAV Field Day showcases drones on Aug. 27

If you are interested in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, save the date for Aug. 27, 2018. Michigan State University Extension is partnering with Purdue Extension and Ohio State University Extension to present the first Tri-State UAV field meeting at Joe Hays Farm, 5630 CO RD P-50 in Montpelier, OH 43543.

The cost to attend this meeting is $20 (lunch included). Participants will learn how UAVs can be used in agricultural operations and how to become licensed to fly a drone. There will be demo flights by MSU Extension and Purdue Extension. Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits will be offered to field day participants.

Register by Aug. 22 by contacting one of the following:

Ricardo Costa, [email protected], 573-639-8971; Crystal Van Pelt, [email protected], 260-668-100; John M. Schoenhals, [email protected], 419-636-5608

Tentative agenda

9:00 a.m. – Registration and refreshments

9:30 a.m. – Drone options, Ricardo Costa, MSU Extension

10:00 a.m. – Software and data storage, Crystal Van Pelt, Purdue Extension

10:30 a.m. – FAA regulations, John Schoenhals, OSU Extension

11:00 a.m. – Data ownership, Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU Extension

12:00 p.m. – Lunch

12:45 p.m. – Crop scouting using precision agriculture, Mark Carter, Purdue Extension

1:30 p.m. – Flight demonstration – Mark Carter, Crystal Van Pelt

2:00 p.m. – Q&A

2:15 p.m. – Evaluation and adjourn

– Ricardo Costa, Michigan State University

Photo: Drone use in agricultural applications is increasing: Photo: Mindy Tape/ MSU Extension.

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