Taking to the skies

The unmanned aerial vehicle market is heating up. Release of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administrations Part 107 rules make it possible for a farmer to run one of these machines for advanced scouting and other information gathering. And marketers of these tools were on hand at the fall farm shows.

There are a lot of questions to answer about drone use and ownership. From taking the test to be certified to operate the machine, to configuring the UAV with the right imaging technology for your farm, there are decisions to make. Check out the featured products in this gallery for more information.

The Penton Agriculture Show Team includes Tom Bechman, Indiana Prairie Farmer; Mindy Ward, Missouri Ruralist; Curt Arens, Nebraska Farmer; and Lon Tonneson, Dakota Farmer.

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