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New toys for farmers

News release
18 August 2015

Imagine sitting in front of a warm fire with a cup of coffee watching the computer screen, while your drone is out in the freezing, wintry weather checking sheep during lambing. This is not just a farmer’s dream: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are now available and are being used on the island.

There is an opportunity to hear first-hand how UAV are being used and to see them in action at the AgKI Conference being held at Kingscote Town Hall on 27 August 2015.

Leighton Pearce from Growing Solutions will give a presentation and field demonstration on the uses of UVA for agriculture and natural resource management. The demonstration will take place at 10.30 am at Reeves Point, Kingscote and the public is welcome to attend.

Kangaroo Island farmers have always been highly innovative and Leighton’s presentation will give them the opportunity to hear about the ways new technology can be used to improve efficiency.

The Kangaroo Island NRM Board is a major supporter of the AgKI Conference and is sponsoring Leighton’s visit to the island through funding through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

For more information about Leighton’s visit please contact Natural Resources Kangaroo Island and to register for the conference contact Faye Stephenson, AgKI Executive Officer.