5 Reasons It’s Time to Invest in Drones on the Farm

Learn why drones should be part of your technology roadmap in 2018 and beyond

April 30, 2020

Growers have always had high expectations for drones. But the early drone days left a lot to be desired from hardware and software alike. Now it’s 2018, and the era of high price tags and low usability are over. Today’s drones and software—powered by cloud computing and advanced analytics—bring real value to the farm.

Thousands of DroneDeploy customers now create ag-focused drone maps and models on a regular basis. In just under five years, drones have gone from a toy for hobbyists to an essential tool in any ag professional’s toolbox.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from agriculture experts Chad Colby and Kyle Miller as they take a look at the latest advancements in drone hardware and software that make them a must-have on every farm. Whether you’re an individual grower or manage a large farming operation, drones should be on your technology roadmap. Watch now to find out why.

  • The latest advancements in drone technology for the farm
  • Why it’s easier than ever to take flight and get value from UAVs
  • How drone imagery stacks up against traditional aerial imagery from satellite and planes
  • How to leverage drone maps to lower costs, catch issues, and plan for the future


Chad Colby
Founder, Colby AgTech

Chad is a leading industry advocate for the use of unmanned aerial systems in Agriculture. He is the General Manager for Central Illinois Ag, a 5th generation Case IH dealership with locations in Central IL. He developed AgTechTalk.com in 2013 and founded Colby AgTech in 2015, where he works with progressive farmers, leading companies and government agencies to provide deeper understanding of new technologies and their practical applications.

Kyle Miller
Solutions Engineer, DJI

Kyle Miller is part of DJI's solutions engineering team. Kyle grew up on a corn and soybean farm in Iowa, and has degrees in computer science and agribusiness. He has been researching remote sensing technology for more than 10 years, and creating drone maps since 2013. Since building his first UAV 10 years ago, Kyle has utilized drone data in a number of different commercial industries including AEC, surveying, and agriculture.

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