Salina, KS

Now: 32 °

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 48 ° | Lo: 25 °

Kansas Company Building Farm Drones

KSAL StaffOctober 5, 2014

A company in Neodesha is building drones that its owner believes could someday help farmers watch over their fields without spending hours walking or driving through their property.

The company, called AgEagle, has shipped 125 unmanned aircraft systems to customers across the world since January 1st. AgEagle was started by Bret Chilcott, a former aircraft employee who grew up on a farm near Udall.

Chilcott says his firm is a pioneer in an industry that he believes will grow quickly, despite current federal regulations that prohibit commercial use of drones.

The Hutchinson News reports the machines could someday allow farmers to map out fields using imagery to detect how a crop is growing. Data collected by the drones would be sent to a laptop for study by the farmer.

Copyright © Rocking M Media, 2018. All Rights Reserved. No part of this story may be reproduced without Rocking M Media’s express consent.

CATEGORIES :

COMMENTS

RELATED POSTS

Changes Coming For Kansas License Buyers

December 2, 2017 10:15 am

STAY IN TOUCH!

GET OUR APP!

LATEST POSTS

Earl Bane Foundation Supp...
January 17, 2018Comments
VIDEO: Bob Dole Honored W...
January 17, 2018Comments
Fake $100 for Gum
January 17, 2018Comments
Fire Destroys Garage and ...
January 17, 2018Comments

LATEST TWEETS

Read all tweets
© 2007 - 2018