Technology Symposium to Demonstrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Uses on the Farm

Delta AgTech Symposium set for July 7-8 in Memphis; will feature UAV flight demonstrations and leading expert speakers

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 24, 2014 -- The region's most impressive showcase of high-tech agricultural innovation is just two weeks away! Register today for the Delta AgTech Symposium: Advancing UAVs in Agriculture, to be held July 7-8, 2014, at Agricenter International in Memphis.


Entira, Inc., an agricultural marketing and management firm, with support from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), is organizing the two-day conference that will showcase the on-farm uses of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Advanced registration is available and encouraged at www.deltaagtech.com, though walk-ins are welcome. Event organizers are offering discounts for groups: Register 10 or more at $125/attendee; register 20 or more at $100/attendee.

The Delta AgTech Symposium will bring together crop consultants, agronomists, farmers, and the businesses who serve them, along with UAV manufacturers and researchers, to collectively explore how this technology can be integrated into farming practices. The two-day event—sponsored by FarmSpace Systems and Horizon Precision Systems—will include UAV technology and flight demonstrations, speakers, and a trade show for organizations to share their knowledge and solutions. Confirmed speakers include leaders from the following organizations: Federal Aviation Administration, FarmSpace Systems, AUVSI, Middle Tennessee State University, National Agricultural Aviation Association, NextGen Air Transportation Center at the Institute of Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University, Horizon Precision Systems, RoboFlight Systems, and Ausley McMullen, a law firm working with emerging UAS regulations. In addition, there will be a panel discussion on matching end-user needs to technologies. Many of the event speakers will also be part of our exhibit area, along with AgriImage and UAVExperts.Aero, among others.

"From Entira's vantage point, we're seeing an imminent need for agribusinesses to get up to speed with UAV technology so we can help pave the way for farmers. Now is the time for agribusinesses and farmers to learn more and consider the important role this technology will play on farms in the near future," says Mike Karst, Entira senior partner.

According to a report from AUVSI, it is estimated that agriculture will account for 80 percent of all UAV commercial usage, with public safety use coming in at a distant second. More of UAVs' potential role in agriculture is discussed on Entira's news page.

"Our Entira team is committed to helping agribusiness companies integrate this technology into their business plans and educate farmers on incorporating these cutting-edge tools into their farm management strategies," Karst says. "We are excited to host this event and to help initiate productive partnerships between ag businesses and UAV technology providers, which will advance this emerging opportunity for agriculture."

A schedule of demonstrations and presentations, a listing of sponsors, as well as registration information is available on the Delta AgTech Symposium web site. Companies interested in sponsorship or exhibit details should contact Kelli Polatty at kpolatty@entira.net.

About Entira
Entira is a marketing and management consulting firm for food and agribusiness. More information is available at www.entira.net.

About AUVSI
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. More information is available at www.auvsi.org.

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