Serious about drones? Attend the Tri-State UAV Field Day Aug. 27

Join us in Ohio for a UAV workshop to learn more about data collection and geographic data analysis using drones for people working in agriculture.

Drone flying.
Photo by Mindy Tape, MSU Extension.

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.

Please register by Aug. 22 by contacting one of the following: Ricardo Costa,, 573-639-8971; Crystal Van Pelt,, 260-668-100; John M. Schoenhals,, 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

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