Greene County News
XENIA — The potential use of drones in agriculture will be the topic of the next Greene County Farm Forum, set for Monday, July 25.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently released the rules for the use of non-recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones weighing less than 55 pounds in the United States effective Aug. 29. To help bring citizens up to date on what the use of drones can mean to agriculture, two speakers will share their views on this management tool.
Dr. Larry Everett, professor and coordinator of the precision agriculture program at Clark State Community College, will share information on the course of study in the use of drones in agriculture offered. Dalton Dodd of Precision Partners/Thompson Farm of Jamestown will highlight how he uses drones in farm scouting dealing with drainage, crop health and crop management.
The program will start 7 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church, 393 Washington Road. Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. $10 per person. RSVP to Paul Ayres at 937-352-6379 or [email protected] by Friday, July 22. No reservations are necessary to attend the meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Greene County News report compiled by Scott Halasz.