NAAA News Releases


May 23 – America’s Aerial Applicators Are on Call and Ready for Duty to Fulfill Global Demand for Food

April 18 – NAAA Cautions Unmanned Aircraft Operators Not to Interfere with Low-Altitude Manned Agricultural Aircraft This Growing Season


August 3 National Agricultural Aviation Association Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Aerial Application: Observance highlighted by donation of Disney “Star” Dusty Crophopper to Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum

July 28 Missouri State Senate Honors 100th Anniversary of Aerial Application

July 20 AirVenture 2021 to Help Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Aerial Application

June 8 – Aerial Application Industry Celebrates 100th Anniversary on August 3, 2021


November 16 – During Drone Safety Awareness Week, NAAA Urges UAS Operators to be Alert to Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft

April 2 – UAS Operators Cautioned to Not Disrupt Food Supply Chain During COVID-19 Pandemic by Interfering with Low-Flying Ag Aircraft

March 16 – NAAA Establishes New Aerial Imaging Membership Category with Focus on Precision Agriculture

January 30 – NAAA Receives Best of NAMA Award for Aerial Application Ad Campaign

January 13 – Montana Aerial Applicator Darrin Pluhar Elected 2020 NAAA President


September 10 – Five Facts You Need to Know About Aerial Application and UAVs

July 1 – Mark and Log Towers Today to Avoid Liability and Comply with Upcoming FAA Regulations

May 22 – NAAA Releases 2019 Aerial Application Industry Survey Results

April 17 – NAAA Develops ‘Preseason’ Press Release to Raise Awareness about Ag Aviation Activities in Members’ Local Communities

April 8 – NAAA Cautions Hobbyist and Professional UAS Operators to be Mindful of Low-Flying Agricultural Aircraft this Growing Season

February 28 – South Dakota Aerial Applicator Perry Hofer Elected 2019 NAAA President


January 2 – Gary Jerger of Moorhead, Minn. Elected 2018 NAAA President


May 25 – NAAA Statement on U.S. Court of Appeals Ruling Regarding Drone Registration

January 17 – Illinois Aerial Applicator Dominique Youakim Elected 2017 NAAA President


May 24 – NAAA Applauds Passage of the Zika Vector Control Act

February 2 – Brenda Watts of Watson, Ark., Elected 2016 NAAA President


July 29 – NAAA Launches UAV Safety Campaign Focused on Ag Sector

February 1 – Rick Boardman of Henderson, Neb., Elected 2015 NAAA President