If you're interested in learning more about the costs, uses and regulations surrounding unmanned aerial system use on the farm, it's time to jump in the conversation now.
Last week, the Precision Aerial Ag Show, hosted in Decatur, Ill., at Progress City USA, brought out large crowds of ag professionals interested in seeing new products and talking with UAS specialists and regulatory experts.
And speaking of regulatory specialists, while farmers enjoyed PAAS talks from noted UAS Attorney Brendan Schulman, Jim Williams, manager of the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Unmanned Aerial Systems Integration, fielded questions on the agency's plans to integrate UAVs into commercial airspace last week in Memphis, Tenn., at the Delta AgTech Symposium.
See what Williams had to say, and learn more about the products demonstrated at PAAS 2014 using the links to news, commentary and photo slideshows below.
1. UAV integration manager says FAA on track to meet September 2015 deadline. Delta Farm Press
2. FAA drone rules needed, while bottom line guides farmers. Decatur Herald and Review
3. UAV show draws interested visitors. Farm Futures
4. First ag-focused UAV event takes off. (slideshow) Farm Industry News
5. UAV Symposium attracts farmers to Memphis, Tenn., Agricenter. (slideshow) Delta Farm Press
6. PAAS UAV show offers plenty to see. Farm Industry News
Video Extra: Decatur hosts first aerial ag show. WICS Springfield, Ill.