[February 17, 2014]DECATUR — Ag Engage and Penton
Farm Progress Group announced their new Precision Aerial Ag Show,
the first-ever outdoor exposition for unmanned aerial vehicle use in
agriculture. The show will be at Progress City USA, Decatur, on July
9 and 10.
Progress City is one of the permanent biennial sites of the Farm
Progress Show. The Precision Aerial Ag Show is a cooperative
event between Farm Progress Events, Penton Farm Progress'
management division for the Farm Progress Show, and AgEngage, a
Decatur-based agricultural information company.
Manufacturers and suppliers of unmanned aerial vehicles, or
UAVs, and related equipment for agricultural application will
demonstrate their products throughout the two show days. The
show will feature exhibitor UAV flight demonstrations, including
control and programming of units and digital displays of their
output capabilities. UAVs are commonly called "drones."
Learning opportunity for farmers
Educational presentations will be scheduled that will feature
university researchers discussing UAV agricultural applications,
as well as presentations from farmers who have used UAVs in
their operations. Additional speakers will discuss current
regulations, liabilities and information of interest to UAV
owners and users.
The event will feature numerous exhibits with digital
software, cameras and other products and services associated
with the operation and use of UAVs.
Growth for Decatur
The Precision Aerial Ag Show will be another Progress City
event that will benefit central Illinois, drawing attendees from
across the Corn Belt through promotion of the show in Farm
Industry News magazine, Prairie Farmer and additional Penton
Farm Progress print and digital media. The event will have local
concessionaires for food and other exposition services and will
support the local hospitality industry.
The Precision Aerial Ag Show will take place on July 9 and 10 at
Progress City USA, Decatur. The exhibit field and demonstration
areas will be open to visitors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is
welcome. For a full schedule of events and more detailed
information, visit www.paas2014.com.
Penton Farm Progress
is North America's largest, most diversified agriculture information
business. Through a network of live events, digital products, data,
marketing services, broadcasting and publications, Penton Farm
Progress is connected with nearly all of the nation's most
economically significant farmers, growers and ranchers. This
comprises nearly 75 percent of the 2.2 million farms and ranches in
the U.S. that represent the top 85 percent of the nation's annual
agricultural gross domestic product. Penton Farm Progress is a
AgEngage, a division of
Country Journal Publishing Co., produces educational and
informational seminars and conferences for farm owners and
operators, as well as providing commercial video production
services. Contact information: AgEngage, 3065 Pershing Court,
Decatur, IL 62526-1564; phone: 217-877-9660; fax 217-877-6647.