(Thursday, June 18, 2020)
The 47th Annual Ag Scholarship Luncheon is Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 11am – 1:30 pm at the Gene Bianchi Center, 110 S Second Ave., Oakdale, CA.
Tickets are available at the Chamber Office at 590 N Yosemite Ave or you can also purchase tickets online by visiting this link.
The Ag Luncheon will be held at the Gene Bianchi Community Center. Guest Speaker is Drone For Hire.
Drones for agriculture? Sounds a little out of this world, but believe it or not, they are proving to be very useful for farmers. An agriculture drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can be used to monitor crop growth, help in increasing crop production, assess property values and establish visually accurate description for real estate, lending and insurance purposes. UAV offers farmers aerial mapping that can show what needs attention and care or livestock tracking where it can act as herders while keep a close eye on animals that may be sick or in distress.
Agriculture drones provide information regarding soil, fruits, crops, and weeds. These devices aid in crop scouting and alert users in making the right decisions about pesticides & fertilizers. This can help farmers increase their agricultural yield without any eco harm or wastage. End users in the real estate industry use drones in various ways that increase efficiency and safety and reduce costs and risks. Commercial drone operation has opened a great deal of opportunity for mitigating costs and increasing productivity.
Developers are also working with the government and law enforcement to track and prevent illegal activities like poaching, logging, and deforestation.
Agricultural-related vendors can register to participate and sponsorship opportunities are available by completing the Ag Scholarship Vendor Application.
The 47th Annual Ag Luncheon March 20, 2019
Guest Speaker Steven Brink, VP- Public Resources for the California Forestry Associations discussed “Our Overly Dense National Forests and the Impact of Natural Disturbances.”