This webinar recoring is made up of the following two presentation:  Big Data and Implications at the Farm and Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Use in Agriculture.

Big Data and Implications at the Farm
Big Data continues to receive attention in the agriculture industry with both small and large companies providing data services to producers. While Big Data provides potential for producers to evaluate input selections and other farm decisions, skepticism by producers remains high on how companies providing Big Data analytics might use the data for improving a company's market position while limiting value back to the producer. This presentation will help producers, consultants, county agents, data service providers and others within agriculture to understand the current state of Big Data in agriculture with recommendations to row-crop producers as they consider options around data services. Specifically in this presentation, practitioners will learn that Big Data can accelerate learning and will be important in a producers' decision around aspects such as hybrid selection in the future. The amount of data being generated through modern agriculture machines and technology can be significant but capturing and making this data actionable will be important for producers to better understand their operation and costs. By presentation end, a practitioner should know more about the importance of data quality and considerations when evaluating data service options.

Introduction to Unmanned Aircraft Use in Agriculture
This presentation will help practitioners across the United States gain an understanding of basic UAV types that have potential agricultural Application, gain a basic understanding of the National Airspace and what is entailed with complying with FAA regulations. The presentation will also explore where unmanned systems fit into aerial image acquisition process and their benefits over traditional methods. Lastly we will look at agricultural applications with a focus on crop scouting and mapping, touching on some of the technical challenges to producing geospatially accurate orthophotos.

CCA/CPAg:  0.5 Crop Management
CPSS/CPSC:  0.5 Professional Meeting

John Fulton
Associate Professor in the Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department
The Ohio State University

Rory Paul
Founder and CEO
Volt Aerial Robotics

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
November 01, 2015
Big Data, Drones and Their Uses in Agriculture
Speaker Information
John Fulton   [ view bio ]
Rory Paul   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Management : 0.50
Soil Science Society of America
Professional Meetings: 0.50
Member/Certified Professional Price:$12.50
Non-Member Price:$20.00