Taking to the skies with new UAVs

As the Federal Aviation Administration nears final rules for use of unmanned aerial vehicles for broader use, this gallery offers a look at some tools you'll want to check out if you're interested in using the technology on your farm.

Keep in mind that right now to fly a UAV where anything you do may bring you a boost in profit (so monitoring your crop and making changes or applications applies) you need a Section 333 from the FAA. This permit requires that you have a pilot's license (or the UAV operator does) and you must have an observer on the ground too.

Check out this high-flying gallery for a look at some of the tools available for your use.

This UAV roundup came from the Penton Agriculture Farm Show team which includes includes Tom Bechman, Indiana Prairie Farmer; Lon Tonneson, Dakota Farmer; and Mindy Ward, Missouri Ruralist

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