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Page 2 The Leader The Week of February 2, 2015 company g, By Ron Wilson Have you ever wanted a birds- eye view? Wouldn't it be great to have a viewpoint from up high, to enable us to see over a fence or in the middle of a field? Today we'll meet an amazing company which is using robotic aircraft to provide that aerial view. The results are helping this remarkable company to grow in rural Kansas: Bret Chilcott is the owner and founder of AgEagle l.J.~, a pio- neering company in robotic air- craft Bret grow up in rural Kansas, on a Cowley County farm near Udall, population 786 people. Now, Omt's rural. "Ca~wing up, I got paid by my dad and our neighbors for working on the farm," Bret said. "But I blew all my money on flying lessons and model airplanes." Maybe that was a sign of things to come. Bret went to Cowley College and then to a career in the business world in Wisconsin. Eventually he wanted to get back to Kansas, so he came to Wichita and bought a bobby shop which sold and serviced radio controlled devices. He later went to work for Cessna and was then recruited to Cobalt Boats in Neodesha where he worked for 12 years. While doing engineering at Cobalt Boats, he worked with com- posite materials. Then he started his own company in Neodesha, manufacturing composite parts for trucks and wind turbines. One day one of his employees You'll LoveOur Prices! 1 Advertise in this amount of space for just / $5.95*lpublication. Reach over 750,000 ,o, ~mllL_ ~~ / Nebraska readers! Contact your local ,t,,~~~..~ | newspaper for more information or call ~~ j~ ~'| 1-800-369-2850. "~ "~"~P" / / Statewide coverage for $975. Regional ads alSO available in | central, northeast, southeast or western Nebraska. l Nebraska 2x2 Display Ad Network www.nebpress.corn MIKKELSEN REAL ESTATE &AUCTION, LLC Mikkelsen Real Estate and Auction, LLC provides a number of services including advertising on the intemet and videotaping homes for prospects. Contact any one of our licensed salespersons today to check out our competitive listing rates. "'Selling the Earth and Everything on it since 1963" 135 W 2nd St, Nelson, Neb. Remodeled one and one-half story home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, beautiful oak woodwork, living room with fireplace, formal dining room with plate rails and lots of stor- age. Includes new water and sewer lines and central air and heat. Agent owned. Price $25,000 1380 S. Main St., Nelson, Neb. One and one-half story home on 3.7 acres on edge of town. Large living room-dining room, kitchen, eating bar and bathroom. Two bedrooms and storage upstairs. Partial basement with walkout to backyard and horse corral. Newer flooring throughout. Price: $85,000 495 E. 2nd St. Nelson, Neb. 475 S Wheeler St., Nelson, Neb. Two bedroom ranch style home with large Remodeled two-story home on corner lot kitchen, large living room and utility room. with garage. Living room with open stair- Several newer updates, including new roof way, formal dining room, kitchen, bed and in 2014. Includes attached garage and cen- bath on main floor. Three bedrooms and tral heat and air. Agent owned. bath on second floor, includes some new Price: $25,000 floor coverings. Price: $15,000 February_ 7-8 February 14-15 75 E. Gourlay Ave, Nelson, Neb. Ranch style home with walkout basement and deck-carport, Three bedrooms, spa- 240 S. Main St. Nelson, Neb One and one-half story downtown home features large living room with fireplace, ciousliving-diningroom, updatedkitchenon kitchen-dinina one bedroom bath utility first floor. Full basement features huge/am- room and lai~]e norch-entry on main floo~:. ily room, storage and one-car garage. All p~us z^ large~ upsm~-irs bedrooms with clos'- new floor covenngsthroughout. Large yard ........ r h - " rti I fi storage shed and underground sprinklers.' e~ts~ ewer ~n~m=g~ln~ ,~a ~i, ~ ~n" Price $62,000 patio ........ and ~garage. ............ " .... Pn'c'e~" $55~)0, Check website for more listings and pictures. We do more lhan just list your property. We get it SOLD/ MamsES REAL ESTATE & AUCTION, LLC - 356 E. Third St., Superior, Neb. 68978 Phone 402-879-4464 Gale Mildcelsen, Broker, Auctioneer, Licensed in Nebraska and Kansas; C0~ Mi4(dsm, Real Est~ Sales, Audimee a'd Appra~,Licensed h Netra~ a-d Ka~:~; Nelson Area Nebraska Licensed Real Estate Salespersons: Dale Uhrmacher, Assoc. Broker - 402-225-4292; .... Selma Ferguson 402-225-3641; Dale Kovanda 402-225-3443 or 402-461-6823 ' : "~' See all currant listings at www. . "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.coml~ikkelsanauclion .......... .................... E,Mairm~kels~drd@wi ncqsl rb~'n:net ............. was reading the High Plains Jour- smile. "We used gorilla tape and nal. The employee saw an article gorilla glue to hold it together." about the ,work that Kansas State But after he demonstrated how the University was doing in unmanned aircraft could fly over fields and aviation systems and suggested that collect data, people started placing Bret call K-State to see if the project orders. needed composite parts. Bret did Bret's new company was named so, and the more he learned about AgEagle LLC. The company's this growing industry, the more typical product consists of a flying excited he became, wing which carries a near-infrared He worked with K-State re- camera, asoftwaresystemtohandle searcher Deon van der Merwe and the data, and a launcher to propel others and came to believe that the robotic aircraft offthe ground. such tecboology could be commer- The launcher is a form of cata- cialized for agricultural purposes, pult which uses latex tubing. Once Based on the university science, he the robotic aircraft is loaded, a push started to develop commercial ap- of the button will launch it. "There plications of these ideas, are fancier launching systems out "We got so enthused about all them, but we wanted something thisthat we pivoted the entire com- simple and functional," Bret said. pany," Bret said. He turned the Theflyingwingisbattery-pow- company's strategic focus toward ered and is constructed of fiber- the production and sale of robotic glass, Kevlar, and carbon fiber aircraft for agriculture. : materials. It is tailless, has a 56- 'q'his is neither a drone, which ,inch wingspan, flies up to 40 miles is usually used for military appli- per hour, and can cover 300 to 400 cations and doesn't come back -- acres in 30 minutes. It typically kind of like a drone bee -- nor a flies up to 400 feet in the air. UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) The aircraft will take off at the which may go beyond the line of push of a button, scan the field and sight," Bret said. "We produce to- land automatically. "No pi!oting botic aircraft which always stay in skills are required," Bret said. The line of sight." camera captures infrared light from Bret built a prototype flying ve- growing crops to indicate areas of hicle. "It was ugly," he said with a stress, so producers can apply pest 1 Now accepting credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) MARLAN V. WATSON P-ub- c 430 N. Central Office & fax: 402-879-4013 Superior, Neb. 68978 E-Maih THAYER COUNTY FARMS FOR SALE! SWI/4 of Section 34-T4N-R3W of the 6th P.M., Thayer County, NE This very productive farm currently consists of approximately 123.5 acres of nearly level to gently sloping, center pivot irrigated cropland and 23.68 acres of dry cropland. The cropland soils are 98.6% nearly level to gently sloping upper class Crete and Butler silt loams and 1.4% Hastings soils. Sale includes an irrigation well located at the center point of the farm with an eight inch Western Land Roller turbine pump & 60HP US Motors hollowshaft electric motor and 8 tower Reinke center pivot 1980 model with 24xl 1.2 tires, sprinkler drops w/rotators and Nelson end gun. Landlord possession upon closing, full possession on 3/1/2016. Buyer will receive the landlord's cash rental payments, first half on 4/1/2015 and the second half on 10/1/2015. RE tax for 2014 is $7157.92. TAKING BIDS UNTIL FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 5:00 PM. NE1/4 of Section 6-T3N-R3W of the 6th P.M., Thayer County, NE This very productive farm currently consists of approximately 134.5 acres of nearly level to gently to moderately sloping, center pivot irrigated cropland and 23.6 acres of dry cropland. The crop- land soils are 76% nearly level to gently sloping upper class Crete Butler & Hastings silt loams and 24% moderate class Hastings & Geary soils. Sale includes an irrigation well located at the center point of the farm with natural gas service, an eight inch Western Land Roller turbine pump & 100HP Amarillo gearhead & 10 tow- er Reinke center pivot 1976 model w/updated electrical control boxes, 24xl 1.2 tires, low impact sprinklers w/pressure regulators and Nelson end gun. Landlord possession upon closing, full pos- session on 3/1/2016. Buyer will receive the landlord's cash rental payments, first half on 4/1/2015 and the second half on 10/1/2015. RE tax for 2014 is $7228.72. TAKING BIDS UNTIL FEBRUARY 26, 2015, 5:00 PM. Real estate taxes for 2014 and prior years will be paid by the Sell- ers. Each tract will sell in one unit. Purchase of the real estate is not contingent on buyer financing. Jonathan and Amy Vortman, sellers. Bids may be submitted by contacting Tom Posey at 402- 768-2292, bidding increments are at the discretion of the Broker, opportunities to raisebids will be given, 20% purchase price down upon acceptance-of bid, balance due in cash at closing. .- For additional sale details call Tom Posey at 402-768-2292 nr check,at , . ...... : "'TOM POSEY 422"S. ~h Sf.,'l]e'b~o'n:NE6g3"/(J-" ........ controls or nutrients precisely where they are needed. For more information, go to Have you ever wanted a birds- eye view? AgEagle is making it possible. We salute Bret Chilcott of AgEagle for making a differ- ence with innovative technology which is flying high. And there's more. AgEagle is benefiting farmers and the envi- ronment around the world, Ron Wilson is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Deveiopment at Kansas State University. Wedding trends that are likely to last (SPM Wire) Who hasn't seen a lineup of baby blue tuxedoed groomsmen on the mantle of an older relative? While some matri- monial trends thankfully expire, there are some newer ones that may be here to stay. Here are three worthwhile de- velopments in the world of wed- ding planning that have taken hold in the past few years: Personal training: Many fit- ness clubs offer personal training packages for engaged couples. Working out together is a great way to get in shape for your big day and beyond, de-stress during a stressful period, and start your marriage off on a healthful foot. 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