Join Industry Leaders for Conference and Showcase of UAV Technologies set for July 7-8 at Agricenter International in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 8, 2014) — Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have become one of the hottest topics in agriculture today.  With predictions that up to 80 percent of future commercial usage of UAVs will be in the agriculture sector, farmers, researchers and industry professionals alike are curious about the technologies and applications on the horizon.

Registration is now open for the Delta AgTech Symposium — a two-day conference set for July 7-8 at Agricenter International in Memphis — that will bring together farmers and the businesses who serve them, along with UAV manufacturers and dealers, to collectively explore how this technology can be integrated into farming practices. Visit the symposium web site at www.deltaagtech.com for information on the conference and to register.  The conference is hosted by Entira, an agricultural marketing and management firm with support from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI).

Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are also available for this unique conference.  Visit the site at www.deltaagtech.com or contact Kelli Polatty. Attendees and exhibitors who register online before May 15 are eligible for a 5 percent discount.

“We’re excited about the interest in the conference across all sectors of agriculture,” said Mike Karst, senior partner at Entira.  “The lineup of speakers and demonstrations will give attendees a valuable preview into the technologies that may be available to them in coming years.”

Several industry leading speakers have been confirmed, with more to be announced in coming weeks.  Confirmed speakers include:
• Kyle Snyder, Director of the NextGen Air Transportation Center, Institute of Transportation Research and Education at North Carolina State University
• Gretchen West, Executive Vice President of Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
• T.J. Agresti, CEO of RoboFlight Systems

About Entira
Entira is a marketing and management consulting firm for food and agribusiness.  More information is available at www.entira.net.

About AUVSI
The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International is the world's largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to advancing the unmanned systems and robotics community. Serving more than 7,500 members from government organizations, industry and academia, AUVSI is committed to fostering, developing, and promoting unmanned systems and robotic technologies. More information is available at www.auvsi.org.