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Experts see drones in future of Kansas farmers

LINDSBORG, Kan. (AP)—Agriculture and aviation experts at Kansas State University are touting the value of unmanned aircraft in helping farmers save time and money.

The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/13sD9AY) faculty from the university’s Agriculture Department and its Applied Aviation Research Center showed off the use of drones last week in Lindsborg.

The center’s Kurt Barnhart says Kansas State began studying and developing drones in 2008, first as a survey tool after the 2007 Greensburg tornado. Barnhart says their potential for monitoring crops and livestock quickly became evident.

For example, the experts say, it’s faster and cheaper to count cattle or check crops from the air than by driving or walking a field.

A Kansas company that’s been working with the university expects to start selling farm drones soon for less than $7,000.

Date: 7/22/2013



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