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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), more commonly referred to as drones, are becoming increasingly popular. A new area of attention is the use of drones in agriculture. Though drones may be used by anyone, they may have special implications for those with physical challenges on farms. As the average population of America’s farmers increases so does the possibility that these farmers and ranchers will face physical injuries or illnesses that have the potential to slow down production and increase safety concerns. The drone may be a way to address some of the issues.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
January 15, 2018