Clark State seeks funding for UAS agricultural training

A UAS can be used in farming in areas such as crop spraying and surveying.<br />
Clark State Community College wants to be a training center for unmanned aerial systems in precision agriculture.

Documents submitted by the college to the state of Ohio request $275,000 from the state capital budget, which would support a $520,000 initiative to develop a curriculum for UAS training for precision agriculture. The remainder of the money would come through private funds, according to a school application.

Such a program could prop up the UAS industry in Dayton, which already has several training resources through Sinclair Community College. The region also is vying to be one of six FAA-designated test sites for UAS, ahead of the opening of the national airspace to UAS in 2015. The region that receives the designation will likely be a magnet for UAS developers.

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