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    AMA and UAS expertise at Agricultural Show

    AMA to assist in technologydemos at Precision Aerial Ag Show

    Early in 2014, the AMA was contacted by representatives of AgEngage of Decatur, IL regarding plans for the 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show, July 9-10,and their desire to include a practical demonstration of current sUAStechnology. Their interest in including this in the event stemmed from theexcitement surrounding the potential use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) inprecision agriculture and the farming industry. The AMA offered its support andexpertise in organizing the technology demonstration as an AMA sanctioned eventto ensure the safe operation of the UAS activity and compliance with currentFAA policies and safety guidelines. This will be the first show of its kind,and will offer attendees the opportunity to see the new technology in action, tolearn more about UAS, and to understand the important role the AMA plays inthis emerging technology.

    Comments/thoughts?
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    Precision Aerial AG Show

    http://www.paas2014.com/

    Looks like a reasonable and productive use of UAV to benefit society.

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    Educational Programs

    Wednesday, July 9
    10:00 to 10:30 Terry Brase, agronomist, Kirkwood Community College, collecting and processing UAV imagery
    10:30 to 11:15 Brent Johnson, owner, LaBre Crop Consulting, Manson, IA, UAV use in Precision Agriculture
    11:15 to 12 noon Dr. Melba Crawford, Purdue Univ.--overlaying information and integrating UAV data
    12 noon -1:00 Max Armstrong--Panel of farmer-UAV users
    1:00 to 1:45 Attorney Brendan Schulman, New York, observations on the FAA and UAVs in 2014
    1:45 to 2:30 Dr. Bill Wiebold, Agronomy Extension, University of Missouri, Using UAV's in tomorrow's agriculture
    2:30 to 3:00 Dennis Bowman, Univ. of Illinois, modifying your own UAV
    3:00 to 3:30 Chad Colby, Making a UAV Purchase Decision for your farm

    Thursday, July 10
    10:00 to 10:30 Terry Brase, agronomist, Kirkwood Community College, using Infrared and NDVI in yield data
    10:30 to 11:15 Brent Johnson, owner, LaBre Crop Consulting, Manson, IA, UAV use in Precision Agriculture
    11:15 to 12 noon Attorney Brendan Schulman, New York, observations on the FAA and UAVs in 2014
    12 noon -1:00 Chad Colby--Panel of farmer-UAV users
    1:00 to 1:45 Dr. Bill Wiebold, Agronomy Extension, University of Missouri, Using UAV's in tomorrow's agriculture
    1:45 to 2:30 Dennis Bowman, Univ. of Illinois, modifying your own UAV
    2:30 to 3:00 Chad Colby, Making a UAV Purchase Decision for your farm
    3:00 to 3:30

    Mark your calendar to attend this first of its kind outdoor event


    Progress City USA • Decatur, IL • July 9-10, 2014


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    Quote Originally Posted by bradpaul View Post
    http://www.paas2014.com/

    Looks like a reasonable and productive use of UAV to benefit society.
    It is a good thing, but

    it is not a use of sUAS for recreational/hobby purposes only thing.

    What is AMA?

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    the current answer to that would have to be, a grey area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeEagle View Post
    AMA to assist in technologydemos at Precision Aerial Ag Show

    Early in 2014, the AMA was contacted by representatives of AgEngage of Decatur, IL regarding plans for the 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show, July 9-10,and their desire to include a practical demonstration of current sUAStechnology. Their interest in including this in the event stemmed from theexcitement surrounding the potential use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) inprecision agriculture and the farming industry. The AMA offered its support andexpertise in organizing the technology demonstration as an AMA sanctioned eventto ensure the safe operation of the UAS activity and compliance with currentFAA policies and safety guidelines. This will be the first show of its kind,and will offer attendees the opportunity to see the new technology in action, tolearn more about UAS, and to understand the important role the AMA plays inthis emerging technology.

    Comments/thoughts?
    Personally, IMO, the showing of any level of aero-modeling to the business public is an excellent method to display what you may call hobby, but I call an educational passion. Last year AMA promoted a set-up in central Texas north of San Antonio.Three individual AMA members did the work for a large show concerning farm equipment and the needs of the persons involved in the efforts, the county farm communities, and all the stuff that goes with really big farming & ranching and the association between farmers, ranchers and the local governmental issues therein. I enjoyed it as well as my two cohorts who also did same. We had the opportunity to see another side of the agricultural world. Many were amazed at our RC stuff. OK with me!
    This show appears to be even a better draw of the different worlds of agriculture, yet definitely a show on farming and the use of UAVs. HEY, IMO that is a good place for the little creatures. Those RCers that like the UAV stuff can just maybe wind up with good jobs and their fun all the same time.
    As it has been said before, "Let's not look a Gift-Horse in the mouth." Get the creatures off the RC fields and into good work and activity for the pilots. Can't be all bad!!
    Horrace Cain AMA L-93

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