The FAA has indicated plans to allow commercial use of UAVs beginning September 30, 2015. Agriculture is a prime potential application, and AGCO would like to be prepared to take advantage of such an opportunity. As a part of the AGCO R&D team, the AGCO SCOPE team had 5 main goals: explore potential uses for an agricultural UAV and develop a compelling use model, Design a preliminary system architecture, create a demonstration prototype, documenting the process for AGCO’s future use, evaluate the potential financial benefits to farmers to determine whether a commercial agricultural UAV is a worthwhile pursuit for AGCO, and identify problems that must be solved in order to create a fully functional, commercial product.
For our AHS Capstone Project, we wrote two debates to highlight the different perspectives on the US/Mexico immigration issue and its impact on the agricultural industry. We also created a digital story which introduces the topic. These both draw on economics and human rights perspectives.