Mid America Farm Expo features UAS presentaion

Published On: Mar 26 2014 01:47:28 PM CDT
SALINA, Kan. -

The future of farming could be in the sky. Researchers are looking at how unmanned aircraft systems can be applied to agriculture and Tuesday Kansas State Salina gave a presentation at the Mid America Farm Expo.

The room was packed with farmers and other people involved with agriculture. They discussed the benefits and drawbacks of the new industry as well as some of the rules and regulations.

Researchers say that the UAS can be used for a birds eye view to see how crops and livestock are doing.

Right now, the systems can only be used as a hobby or for research, but that could change.Farmers that we talked to seemed to be excited for the new technology.

"I think there's a bright future for ag," Josh Kejr said. "There's going to be a good windfall for us. It will just make everything a lot easier for us."

The Mid America Farm Expo runs through Thursday.