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03.13.2014

The Future of Farming at the World Ag Expo

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ASI's Forge™ robotic platform stole the show in Tulare as it rolled through a mock orchard to demonstrate autonomous spraying for orchard and vineyard applications.

Largest Tradeshow to Date

On February 11-13, marketing and sales representatives opened what would be Autonomous Solutions' (ASI) largest tradeshow presence to date at the World Ag Expo in Tulare, California.

Located in California's Central Valley, the World Ag Expo is one of the premier events in the farming industry, and draws the attention of many local specialty crop growers. The annual expo reports attendance in excess of 100,000 to see more than 60 acres of exhibits and is a frequent stop for political figures and major growing operations. ASI's 40' x 320' booth space featured a 40' exhibit and a 272' mock orchard to demonstrate robotic farming in action.

"We wanted to make a splash," said Mel Torrie, President and CEO of ASI. "Our roots are in farming all the way back to the inception of ASI fourteen years ago, but we've historically developed for the large OEMs which required us to work in secrecy. Our recent products are a very good fit for specialty crops like nuts, vineyards, citrus, and berries. We wanted to tell that story in a big way."

ASI's booth also featured an exhibit by AGGIEAIR, a research division of Utah State University that focuses on farming applications for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The entire exhibit was designed to provide visitors with a panoramic view of what's currently available in automated farming.