Advanced farming with drones

About This Class

Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What You Learn

  • How to turn drone information into intelligence that actually supports decision making
  • The uses of drones for farming applications including drone selection
  • Content includes all aspects of safely planning and flying drone missions, as well as the legal and safety responsibilities of drone operators.

What You Get

  • Experience with cloud based applications that process drone data for agricultural applications
  • Planning flights and set up recurring missions for checking stock, crops and troughs etc.
  • Plain language instruction on how to safely fly a drone
  • Detailed class notes


The advanced class builds on from the basic which provides an introduction to drones and some of the applications in farming.  Here we get more into the nitty gritty of how to use drones for adding value to your business.  Whether you use contractors for aerial imagery and remote sensing or you are looking to get your own drone (or get more out of your own drone) - this class will give you the skills you need.  Topics cover:

  • The basics of drone operation
  • The regulations and drone selection
  • The basics of farming operations - monitoring stock, crops and infrastructure
  • Basic flying techniques (you will fly different sub-2kg drones).
  • Applications that use drone data for plant health and drainage
  • Setting up flight missions and getting the best out the of the data
  • Costs, benefits and where the technology is heading

What To Bring

  • Your own drone for any specific advice
  • A tablet, laptop or notepad

What To Wear

  • Casual clothes

Target Audience

  • Suitable for beginning drone users

Venue Location

Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, 333 N Boundary Rd, Hamilton VIC 3300, Australia