Quantix Drone from AeroVironment

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, UAV, ZimmCast

Keeping it simple when it comes to new technology seems to just make sense. That is just one feature of the Quantix Drone being launched from AeroVironment. I spoke with Matt Strein, Director Of Business Development at AeroVironment, about the new product and what sets it apart from all others in the ag industry. AeroVironment has been doing research on …

Audio, UAV, ZimmCast

Raven Showcases New Products At #ARA2016

Lizzy Schultz Agribusiness, ARA, data, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Raven Industries was at this year’s Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference & Expo to showcase three main products during this year’s event. “We have a long history with ARA, they’re a great customer of ours and we’ve been providing a lot of technology to make their businesses more efficient for many years, and this year we’re just bringing them the …

Agribusiness, ARA, data, Equipment, Precision Agriculture, UAV

International Drone Expo to Host Drone Pitchfest Competition

Jamie Johansen aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

International Drone Expo (IDE) will hold a Drone Pitchfest Competition sponsored by Singh Ventures. The competition is open to domestic and international entrepreneur applicants who are seeking the opportunity to present their ideas and business concepts surrounding the unmanned aerial systems industry. Five winners will be presented with $100,000 worth of application and/or product development and the opportunity to solicit …

aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

International Drone Expo to Host Drone Race

Jamie Johansen aerial, Agribusiness, Events, UAV

International Drone Expo (IDE), the largest gathering of the most innovative and leading members of the UAV community from around the globe, will hold its first annual Drone Race inside the Los Angeles Convention Center this December. MultiGP, the sanctioning body and leading drone racing league for first-person view (FPV) radio-controlled aircraft in the United States, will custom design the …

aerial, Agribusiness, Events, UAV

+3,500 Commercial Drones Showcased InterDrone 2016

Jamie Johansen aerial, Agribusiness, Technology, UAV

BZ Media LLC’s InterDrone™ The International Drone Conference & Exposition, held at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas Sept 7-9, drew 3,518 attendees from 54 different countries on 6 continents. The event featured 155 exhibitors and sponsors in more than 230 booths. FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta gave the Grand Opening Keynote speech to thousands gathered on the first day. …

aerial, Agribusiness, Technology, UAV

International Drone Expo 2016 – New & Upgraded Activations

Jamie Johansen aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

International Drone Expo (IDE) has new and upgraded show activations for 2016. IDE will host its first annual Drone Race Cup, a pitchfest competition and film showcase. The third annual IDE is set to take place December 9-10, 2016 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Championship IDE drone race cup is one of the few sanctioned in Los Angeles. …

aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

160 Drone Companies Set to Showcase at InterDrone

Jamie Johansen aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

BZ Media LLC unveiled the exhibition component of the industry’s largest dedicated commercial UAV show, InterDrone. More than 130 exhibitors have already signed up for the event taking place September 7-9 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. The exhibition will be paired with more than 120 sessions on all aspects of UAV design, piloting, regulations, and business management. Exhibitors …

aerial, Agribusiness, Precision Agriculture, UAV

Make Plans to Attend InterDrone 2016

Jamie Johansen aerial, Ag Group, Technology, UAV

InterDrone’s debut event in 2015 brought in an impressive 2,797 delegates from 48 nations and returns to Las Vegas Sept. 7-9 in a premier location: The Paris Las Vegas Hotel. The ZimmComm family of agricultural news sites is once again a media sponsor and wanted to share how this year’s event will top the debut just a year ago. Three …

aerial, Ag Group, Technology, UAV

Are Drones the Future of Ag?

Kelly Marshall aerial, Agribusiness, Audio, data, UAV

It’s a little mind-blowing, really. Robert Morris served in the U.S. Army as a Technical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) Platoon Leader in Afghanistan.  His ground-breaking work helped uncover intelligence that made critically important strategic decisions, but after returning to the states Morris realized drones were the wrong choice for agriculture. Instead a conversation with a buddy led Morris to start …

aerial, Agribusiness, Audio, data, UAV

UAS Registration Required By FAA Starting Dec 21

Taylor Truckey aerial, Ag Group, Agronomy, NCGA, UAV

Today the FAA announced new regulations requiring drone (UAS) registration for recreational and hobby users of UAS. The registration process is for owners of small unmanned aircraft weighing more than 0.55 pounds and less than 55 pounds, including payloads such as on-board cameras or sensors. Those 13 and older who have purchased a drone prior to December 21, 2015, must …

aerial, Ag Group, Agronomy, NCGA, UAV