Pendleton, Oregon gets grant to establish Oregon UAS FutureFarm

SOAR Oregon, a non-profit organization focused on the development of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry in Oregon, has granted the city of Pendleton money to establish a FutureFarmâ„¢ project at the Pendleton, Oregon UAS Test Range.

The Oregon UAS FutureFarmâ„¢ is a ´real world´ proving ground designed to help Digital Agriculture Pioneers accelerate product development, reduce cycles, and expand market growth.

Once established in June, it will be the only digital agriculture proving ground of its caliber in the United States. Developers of agriculture-focused unmanned robotics and data systems will find the Oregon UAS FutureFarmâ„¢ has a broad spectrum of high value and commodity crops, multiple layers of remote sensing for benchmarking, as well as access to the agricultural knowledge base they need to test, validate and innovate their next generation of interconnected unmanned and automated agricultural systems.

The Oregon UAS FutureFarmâ„¢ features a network of “research friendly” farmers growing a large variety of irrigated and dry-land crops in both traditional and modern farming infrastructures. Strategic partners include: City of Pendleton, Digital Harvest, SOAR Oregon, Blue Mountain Community College, Oregon State University and USDA Columbia Basin Agricultural Research Center.

SOAR Oregon (SOAR), is a 501(c)(6) non-profit established to help make Oregon a leader in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry.