Title: Sponsor Showcase
Date: Thu Jul 30, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Moderator: N/A
Aerial Platform Innovations

Sky Imaging Mapping Data installs many multi-spectral cameras for Precision Ag, and will present the Canon 51 MP (MegaPixel) 5DS as an FAA approved aerial camera on Cessna 152, 172, 182, 206, and most helicopters.  Medium format resolution for Precision Ag is simple and very low operational cost: 5 inch GSD multispectral NIR imagery with 70% overlap for NDVIs can be down to one penny per acre on large projects. An STC quickly integrates Canons and most any camera, or hyperspectral system, onto 60+ aircraft, domestically & worldwide: FAA, EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), and ANAC (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). Pilots can remove/swap cameras in minutes. A Cessna with one camera is substantially more versatile than a drone due to lower cost of operation, legal in all airspace, larger imaging payload and longer flight plans, yet up to three camera pods are supported on a single Skyhawk.

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The Top 3 Emerging Legal Issues That Will Impact the Precision Ag Business

The precision ag industry touches virtually all aspects of agriculture from farm to fork. Awareness of important changes in the legal landscape will help minimize risk and add value to your company. This year there are 3 important emerging legal issues that should be on the radar of those who work in or with precision ag, as well as those who own precision ag-relate companies. (1) Human Trafficking—new federal regulations concerning human trafficking are applicable to companies with government contracts, as well as those who provide services to or are in the service provider chain for those companies.  Proactive steps can help avoid fines and other legal risks down the road. (2) Drone Data Use—Now that we are close to full implementation of use of drones in agriculture, focus should turn to the associated risks (including risks associated with Waters of the US (WOTUS) and best practices to avoid them. (3) Big Data Ownership and Protection--A lot of attention has been placed on “Big Data” and who owns it. A focus now on best practices will help prevent future litigation and minimize risks. Husch Blackwell LLP attorneys and a former FBI agent will provide legal highlights concerning these three issues so to assist attendees in spotting issues of risk and take steps to minimize financial loss. 

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