AgTechTalk owner Chad Colby will join the 2015 Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board to lend expert insight as to how UAV technology can benefit the agricultural industry. The inaugural event will take place Oct. 5-7 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

“We are very excited to have Chad Colby on board,” says Lisa Murray, event director. “Mr. Colby is a wealth of knowledge on the impact of UAV technology on the agriculture community.  His combined experience in aviation, technology and precision agriculture make him a valuable addition to the Commercial UAV Expo Advisory Board.”

Colby has been active in providing the agricultural industry with a better understanding of unmanned aerial systems technology at events such as the Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference by AUVSI, the 2014 Precision Aerial Ag Show and Ag PhD Field Day at Hefty Farm. He also appears often on “This Week in Agribusiness” where he presents a segment called Ag Tech Talk.

The magnitude of the potential impact UAV could have on the agricultural industry is relatively unknown among commercial growers, Colby says. “The biggest advantage to UAS is the speed at which growers can get their hands on data. In our industry, data is absolutely critical for making informed decisions. The faster we have it, the sooner we can react to it.”

Colby serves as the product support lead for precision agriculture company 360 Yield Center, which combines tools that sense a crop’s needs with new tools that allow for more timely application of nutrient and plant health solutions.

“At Commercial UAV Expo, growers will be able to learn about the technology that will revolutionize modern agriculture and see it first-hand,” he says. “I’m a passionate proponent of UAS for agriculture and am very pleased to be part of an event that is providing education and access for commercial uses of UAS.”

Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition exclusively focused on the commercial sUAS (small Unmanned Aerial Systems) market in North America covering industries including surveying and  mapping, civil engineering and infrastructure, mining; construction, process, power and utilities, precision agriculture, law enforcement, security, emergency response and more. It is organized by SPAR Point Group, a leading organizer of conferences and trade shows in the geospatial arena.