Glenn Fisher and Carol Garbacik share stories as others celebrate Glenn's contributions to Oregon Agriculture.
|Mark Mellbye and Glenn Fisher|
|Pat Boren, Diane Fisher and Amy Dreves|
|Annual Ryegrass Cover crop in Murray, Kentucky|
|Grower Rick Murdock discusses the use of Radish and Cereal rye and Annual Ryegrass Seed as cover crop options in Western Kentucky.|
|Grower Kent Burkholder (center) spent many hours at the Seed Commissions booth educating the public on the benefits of Oregon Grown Seed.|
|Wayne Kizer, Garth Mulkey, and Jesse Farver of KB Seed Solutions sharing the benefits of cover crops to Midwestern and southern farmers.|
|Modified Tractors in the Championship Tractor Pull were the loudest, even knocking tiles and confetti out of the Freedom Hall Arena.|
AUVSI intends to publish a study in the next few weeks anticipating the scope of the domestic, non-military market for drones. But there’s already some data to support Mailey’s hypothesis. “Precision farmers” love using data tools to increase crop yields. In 2009, an Idaho farmer homebrewed his own drone, slapped a commercial digital camera on it, and began extracting data on soil patterns to help his business expand. Companies like CropCam build lightweight, modular, GPS-driven gliders to give farmers an aerial view of their fields without requiring pilot training or the expense of buying a small manned plane. Of course, this is all dependent on drone manufacturers pricing their robots inexpensively enough for farmers who also have to buy a lot of other expensive equipment to ply their trade.-
Local, state and federal police and homeland-security agencies had received 17 certificates of authorization for flying drones. Universities received 21 of them. “All those universities are focused on agriculture,” Mailey says.