Have you been hearing a lot about unmanned aerial vehicles or small unmanned aircraft systems and how they can be used to enhance precision agriculture? Have no not had a chance to see one of the drones up close or get all your questions answered?
You've got a chance to learn a lot more coming up on Aug. 8 in Ness City.
The Kansas Ag Research and Technology Association and K-State Research and Extension will be joining forces to present a dynamic workshop on small unmanned aircraft systems technology.
Aug. 8 is a Friday and teh program will begin at 9 a.m. in the yellow 4H Building on the Ness County Fairgrounds in Ness City.
Learn about UAVs and network
This summer workshop serves two purposes. First, attendees should come expecting to learn a great deal about the emerging use of UAVs to monitor crop growth, strategically plan chemical applications, and improve research efforts. But the event will also be a great way to connect with other KARTA members and producers throughout the state during the brief lull before fall harvest and planting.
"KARTA is excited about this workshop, and we've partnered with Apis Remote Sensing Systems out of Hays to present this groundbreaking material," says KARTA Board Member Tyler Rider. "There may be presentations on other UAS platforms as well."
The workshop is free for KARTA members, but non-members are welcome to attend for a nominal fee of $25 per person. Lunch and refreshments are included. To get more information, or to sign up using the NEW online registration, go to the KARTA Website.
If you go to the workshop and leave hungry for even more information, be sure to watch for the August edition of Kansas Farmer which will offer several articles from demonstrations and shows that have taken place in the last couple of months.