Drones in Ag Discussion and Demonstration
March 21, 2017
A roundtable discussion and demonstration designed to inform agriculture producers of the opportunities to utilize drone technology in their operations is scheduled for April 6 at Harrisburg.
The program will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Banner County Museum in Harrisburg. Speakers and topics will include:
· Two area producers will share how they have used drones in their operation for cattle and crop management.
· Justin Reinmuth from Gering High School, along with his electronics class, will share their state- winning "Samsung Solve for Tomorrow" project that explores the use of drones in spot application of herbicides in agriculture.
· Dr. Bijeish Maharjan, Soil Scientist from the Panhandle Research and Extension Center, will discuss his interest and ideas for the use of drones from a research perspective.
UNL Extension Educator Aaron Berger is facilitating the event.
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The discussion and demonstration program is free to attend. Registration is requested. To register, call the Nebraska Extension Office in Kimball-Banner Counties at 308-235-3122. Register by April 5, to ensure that there are enough handouts.