Drone Focus

Tommy Kenville is a drone industry pioneer and innovator

Tommy Kenville, President of ISight RPV Services and co-founder of Midwest Drone Group and UAI International, has been a pioneer of the drone industry and a major force in making North Dakota one of the most drone-friendly states in the nation. Kenville will present at 1 Million Cups Fargo on Wednesday, May 8. Midwest Drone…

Public Safety: The Future of the UAS Industry

This year as I entered InterDrone in Las Vegas, NV, there was a subtle undertone and initially unspoken energy throughout the event. With the recency of Hurricane Henry in Texas and the approaching landfall of Irma in Florida, you could see some of the attendees were distracted. Due to the national audience of the event,…

So, you bought a drone, now what?

Drones also known as UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) can be found throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area in your local Scheels, Best Buy, and even in department stores like Kohl’s. So, it’s no surprise that more and more people in the area are becoming active in the drone industry. Whether it’s a dad and son racing a…

Bring the barn to your living room or watch plants wage war

Written by: Peter Schott of Myriad Mobile A Breath of Fresh Air The Farming Simulator has taken the world by storm, proving to be wildly popular among farmers and city dwellers. To keep things fresh, GIANTS software and Vapos, Inc. have decided to step up the realism, introducing a device that will release in-game smells to your living room. For…

Field of View: Drone Image and Software Solutions Company

David Dvorak is the founder and current CEO of Field of View, which specializes in solutions for drone mapping, inspection, and surveying. The company began in 2010 with an emphasis in agriculture mapping. Currently, Field of View specializes in the products that drone service providers can utilize to capture images while flying over specific locations.…

First Annual Drone Focus Film Festival – 2017 Winners

The Drone Focus Film Festival was a new installment in the Drone Focus conference held on May 31 through June 1 in Fargo, ND. The inaugural festival drew in submissions from across the globe with over 41 submissions from 21 countries. Winners of the five categories were announced on the main stage during the Drone…

Drone Focus 2017: The Future is Here in the Unmanned Industry

Emerging Prairie hosted over 600 attendees and over 55 speakers from around the country during the third annual two-day Drone Focus Conference. Almost 300 companies were represented in the crowd as the current work and future plans for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other unmanned systems were put forth from the stage. The speakers represented…

The Future Flies Above Us

Written by: Austin Sandmeyer Our entertainment, crops, packages and emergency response could soon fly above us. And wildly enough, it isn’t as far out as we think. The technology is available, and it’s only getting better and better. Many in the entrepreneurship community believe that financial, regulatory, and economic constraints are one of the best ways…

3 Days With 3,000+ Drones Enthusiasts

The second annual InterDrone conference was held from September 7-9 in Las Vegas. Well over 3,000 people participated in the event, with attendees from all 50 states and 56 countries. With the unmanned systems (a.k.a. “drones”, “UAS”, “UAV”) industry being relatively new and constantly evolving, I chose to attend this conference to both consume knowledge…

Vegas, Tigers, and Drones, Oh My!

Things that Fly. My baptism into the drone industry has been as fast and furious as the XDC drone racing circuit and, I must say, it is quite the wild ride. In April, my first official project as Event Coordinator at Emerging Prairie was to coordinate the 2nd annual Drone Focus Conference on June 1, 2016.…