Discover Drones

05th Jun 2017

GLENRAC is bringing an insight to new technology to the Glen Innes Severn district with two events focussed on drones on Friday 16th June 2017.  These events, at Dundee and Stonehenge, will provide landholders with information about what drones are, how to use them, what rules and regulations apply and how they can be valuable to a farming or grazing enterprise.

Ben Watts,, has more than 20 years’ experience in delivering training across rural Australia.  He has recently developed an interest in drones and established a training package to assist people to formulate ideas about how drones can assist their agricultural enterprise and to understand the safe and effective use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft.

Russel Smith from New England Weeds Authority can speak from experience as to how they are using drones in New England landscapes to reduce the labour and vehicle costs in monitoring weed infestations and the effectiveness of control programs.

“These workshops will give an introduction to what drones can do and their role in agriculture.  There are a surprising number of landholders who are already using drones for a variety of applications, but there are many of us who know little about them and would like to know more.” Project Manager, Jennie Coldham said “The presenters at Dundee and Stonehenge will show how useful drones can be in a farming / grazing enterprise and how accessible and affordable “off the shelf” drones can be.”

The workshop is FREE to attend, thanks to support from the National Landcare Programme.  Dundee event at Dundee Hall from 9.00am to noon, Stonehenge event at the Glen Innes Clay Target Club on the Stonehenge Recreation Ground from 1.30pm to 4.30pm.  Please RSVP to GLENRAC on 02 67323443 or email

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