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Unmanned Aircraft are Taking Flight for Agriculture at the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo

web posted January 6, 2014

FLORENCE, S.C. - Innovations in Agriculture take flight at the 2014 SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo January 16-17 at the Florence Civic Center. Learn how Agricultural Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) can help farmers have greater precision in crop management and irrigation. Universities in both South and North Carolina are currently conducting research on practical applications in agriculture for this technology.

“Our laboratory, housed within the School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Science at Clemson University, is focused on the use and development of micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for agriculture, forestry and natural resource monitoring. Our primary interest is creating platforms and workflows to help expand applied use of UAS in the agricultural and natural resource areas. We look forward to visiting with you at the SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo,” said Dr. Chris Post, Assistant Professor of Environmental Information Science, Clemson University.
“The NextGen Air Transportation Center at NC State University is leading the integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into commercial and civilian operations in North Carolina. In 2013 the NGAT Center began conducting UAS for Agriculture research at the Hyde County UAS Gull Rock Test Site in eastern NC. Visit our booth to meet with NGAT staff, partners, and other local UAS resources to see what the buzz about this emerging market is all about,” said Kyle Snyder, Director of the NGAT Center, NC State University.

Don’t miss your chance to check out this cutting edge of innovations in agriculture at the expo.

The SC AgriBiz Expo will also feature over a dozen pristine antique tractors, the 100 year celebration of Clemson Extension Service, and more than 100 top agricultural exhibitors. Daily admission is $5. For more information, visit www.SCAgriBizExpo.com.

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