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Ag Drone School

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Standard Community Hall
March 28th & 29th, 2022 | 8:30am – 4:30pm

Ag Drone School – For Farmers and Agrologists

Standard Community Hall, March 28th & 29th

This class deals with every aspect of productive, safe, and legal use of remotely piloted aerial systems by farmers & agronomists.

Cost:  $590

Date: March 28th, & 29th (16 hours of classroom & practical instruction)

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Handouts and reference materials

Lunches and refreshments

Your very own training drone  (the DJI Tello is a small toy, but great for practicing at home so that your skills are fresh once crops emerge). The Tello is highly recommend for practice, but if you don’t need it we will reduce the course price by $100.

During the course, we will discuss the uses and limitations of this technology for agriculture and how to use the data. We’ll discuss what is possible in vegetative remote sensing and demonstrate the sensors and software you can use on your farm. We will provide real-world farm examples, opportunities for sharing, and practical elements to keep the workshop interesting. There will be plenty of time for interactive discussion, conversations and flying time outdoors.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • NDVI and other vegetative indexes
  • Data accuracy: sensor types and calibration
  • Future of crop imaging; hyperspec, thermal, machine learning etc
  • From fly to apply: software workflows
  • Use cases: the many uses of drones on farms
  • Knowledge requirements for Small Basic


  • ​Air law, air traffic rules and procedures
  • RPAS airframes, power plants, propulsion and systems
  • Human factors
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation
  • Flight operations
  • Theory of flight
  • Radiotelephony

To register, click here.

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