The Real Utility of Drones in Farm Management, Brokerage and Valuation

When:  Dec 14, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (MT)

The Real Utility of Drones in Farm Management, Brokerage & Valuation  

Over the past decade, there’s been a lot of excitement around drone technology for ag-related uses. How has drone technology matured in that time? Does the utility match the hype? Join the ASFMRA for a one-hour presentation with Howard Halderman, AFM, Tim Cobb, AFM, and Richard Pickett to learn about how drones are being used today to enhance the business of farm management, brokerage and valuation.

About the Speakers:

Howard Halderman, AFM, is President of Halderman Farm Management, Halderman Real Estate Services and Executive Chair of US Agriculture. He is accountable for overseeing the day to day operations of the Halderman Companies, US Agriculture and developing the strategic direction of the firms. The Halderman Companies oversee farmland assets for over 1,100 clients in 22 states (totaling 250,000 acres). They also buy and sell, via private treaty and at auction, more than $150 million of farmland in the Midwest and perform over 1,100 appraisals of farmland annually. US Agriculture has over $500 MM in agricultural assets under management.

Tim Cobb, AFM, was raised on an irrigated farm and beef cattle ranch in a portion of Grant County Washington known as the Columbia Basin. He graduated from Ricks College in 2001 with a degree in Agronomy (crop and soil science), followed by a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture and Business at Washington State University in 2003. After this he received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the spring of 2005. Tim has worked in production agriculture (farming crops and commodity marketing), in the produce industry (fresh pack potatoes), in the cattle industry (both production and sales) and most recently in farmland real estate acquisitions (licensed broker in multiple states) and farmland management 150,000+ acres managed. 

Tim and his wife Janelle are the owners of Farmland Company Management and are eager to continue their agriculture endeavors with new and innovative technologies to lift the company and its clients to further financial success.   

Richard Pickett, owner of P&P Consulting, provides agriculture surveying and data-related services to producers of eastern Arkansas. After spending twelve years in the Marine Corps, Richard obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in precision agriculture technology from Arkansas State University. While obtaining both degrees, Richard started surveying for elevation using drone technology and has surveyed over 25,000 acres since 2020 for land leveling, rice levee creation, marking highs and lows, and many other uses for precise elevation in agriculture.

Start Times:
10:00 AM Pacific
11:00 AM Mountain
12:00 PM Central
1:00 PM Eastern

Continuing Education Credit: Members who attend will receive one hour of ASFMRA continuing education credit.

Cost: FREE for ASFMRA Members; $25 for Non-Members

Contact with Questions: Andrew Eames | (303) 692-1210 |