(Printable Agenda)


Date: August 3, 2023

From 8 am to 2:30 pm

Location: Eastern Nebraska Research Extension and Education Center (ENREEC), Mead, NE


7:30 – 8:00 am

Registration / Check-in /Breakfast

8:00 – 8:10 am

Introduction and Welcome                                    Don Blaschko, President of NeATA

8:10 am

Keynote Speaker – Mike O’Shea, Program Manager, UAS Integration Office, FAA

9:00 – 10:30 am

Session 1: Legal Aspects of Drone Applications

Panel Discussion on the legal aspects of flying drones in agriculture. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs Pending.

Kevin Knorr

Volitant Technologies

The Whirlwind Created by Agricultural Drones

Tiernan Siems

Erickson-Sederstrom Law Firm

Legal Considerations for Commercial Drone Operations

Al Brunner


Part 137 for Spray Drones

Panel Discussion


Brunner, Knorr, O’Shea, Siems

10:30 – 10:40 am


10:40 – 12:10- pm

Session 2: Applications of Drones in Ag

Panel Discussion on the various uses of drones beyond basic imagery. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs Pending.

Tim Pearson

Taranis Crop Itelligence

Crop Intelligence to keep your Acre moving Forward

Brittany Bolte

Yield Plus Agronomics

Everyday Uses of UAVs in Agronomy

Ethan Noll

Ag Partners Cooperative

Alternative Drone Uses and Relation to Sustainability

Panel Discussin

Bolte, Noll, Pearson

12:10 – 12:45- pm

Lunch Provided

12:45-  2:15 pm

Session 3: Tips and Trick on Using Drones in Ag

Panel Discussion on practical hints on how to successfully and safely fly drones from drone pilots. Certified Crop Advisor CEUs Pending.
Dirk Charlson

 NORSTAR Precision Ag Solutions

BeforeYou Fly Tips

Cory Storm/Trent Jakub

Frontier Cooperative

Drone Trailer Setup and Efficiency

Courtney Nelson

Northeast Community College

Drone Education

Panel Discussin

Charlson, Jakub, Nelson, Storm

2:15 – 2:30 pm

Sessions Wrap-Up, Dirk Charlson, Extension Educator, UNL

2:30 – 3:30 pm

Drone Demonstrations