Randy L. Hale

Randy Hale grew up in the Ag Aviation industry. His father R.W. Hale began Hale Dusting Service in 1955 near Corpus Christi, Texas. The company moved to its present location in 1962 when the local law enforcement officers decided to stop the “crop dusters” from using the county roads as landing strips. Randy began flying during high school and earned a private pilot license in 1977. It was either drive a tractor on the farm or mess with the airplanes and, well, the tractors just weren’t fast enough.

Dennis R. Gardisser, Ph.D., P.E.

Dennis was born and raised on a relatively large dairy farm in NW Arkansas. After graduating high school and attending computer operating school, he spent four years in the USMC. Twenty-seven months were spent in Vietnam - flying as a crewmember on EC-121 Constellation and P-3 Orion AWAC aircraft.

Leonard D. Felix Jr.

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Harley J. Curless

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Scott M. Bretthauer, Ph.D.

Scott Bretthauer grew up on a farm in northern Illinois before attending the University of Illinois, where he received his Ph.D. He is currently an Extension Specialist in Application Technology with the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

PAASS History

PAASS logoThree issues affecting the aerial application industry’s future emerged in the mid-1990s: new and improved aerial application technologies; expanding urban encroachment of rural farmlands; and a demand by the general public for “a risk free environment, including safer, more environmentally friendly” crop protection products.

NAAREF/PAASS Contributors

NAAREF Program Sponsors 2013-2014

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