InfoAg 2021 Presentation
Precision Ag Business

Grand ABC
Wed, Aug 4, 2021
8:50am to 9:00am

Switching Careers to Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture

I will be talking about my journey through the quickly advancing industry of UAS platforms used in agriculture. After enrolling in Parkland Community College’s UAS certification program in fall of 2019 I was not sure what direction my new career would take me. Since the UAS program was an optional part of their program for an associate degree in Agronomy it made sense to explore those avenues related to agriculture. 18 months, hundreds of flights, and thousands of miles later I had no idea what was in store for me down this new road.


Paul Dudley

UAS Training and Operations Specialist

Paul Dudley was born in Champaign, Urbana Illinois. He was home schooled through middle school and attended Judah Christian High School in Champaign. He studied Avionics Design and Human Factors Engineering at the University of Illinois Institute of Aviation. He would later go to work for Horizon Hobby LLC as a product support representative for UAVs and R.C. vehicles of all sorts. He received a certificate in UAS operations from Parkland Community College, his part 107 UAS commercial operators license in 2020 and began his internship at Sentera in February of that year.