While momentum for unmanned aerial vehicle adoption in agriculture has somewhat slowed during the downturn in the market, there is still buzz and optimism surrounding the technology as a valuable tool.
There is a pervasive and underlying feeling that commercial drone operations will flourish once the FAA finalizes regulations. This may only be half true because the rate of growth is solution specific.
The Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems, opening pathways towards fully integrating UAS into the nation's airspace.
Skycatch, a developer of commercial drone data software, has announced the launch of COMMANDER, the company's iOS flight app for DJI drones. The app automates data capture with DJI's latest drones, turning them into professional mapping tools.
When talking with dealerships about technology, the conversations tend to be in the context of sales, service and support of precision farming systems. But there is an arguably more critical technology discussion that should be taking place within dealerships.
While cyber security is acknowledged as a threat, dealers — especially mid-size and even single-store operations — aren’t always thinking about how to stay insulated against increasingly invasive scams.
The college offers an associate degree in Applied Science in Agriculture (60 credit hours). Students enrolled in this program may specialize in precision farming technology by selecting up to 15 credit hours in this area and agriculture business, sales and agronomy.
The college offers an AAS in Precision Agriculture and customized precision ag- related training for agricultural producers, insurance underwriters, equipment dealer and agricultural cooperative employees and others.
Offering training on Ag Leader, Trimble, Reichhardt, Norac and Integris Systems in twice yearly customer training events (spring/fall). Also offering individual training opportunities on any HTS Ag products and SMS software, year round.