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Gender MALE
Industry Agriculture
Occupation Farmer, Ag Advocate, Entrepreneur
Location Kendrick, Idaho, United States
Introduction Robert Blair grew up on a diverse, dryland farm in Kendrick, Idaho that overlooks the Clearwater River. He is an Ag Business major from the University of Idaho and helps to inform students and the public about precision ag and drones. He is the 2009 Precision Ag Institute's Farmer of the Year and a 2011 Eisenhower Fellow for Agriculture, 2012 McCloy Agriculture Fellow, and has received other awards for his work with drones and precision agriculture. Robert is the first farmer in the U.S. to own and use an Unmanned Air Vehicle on his farming operation. He has hosted many people and groups from around the world that want to learn first hand how this technology works at the field level. He has held leadership positions at the local, national and state levels and does many speaking engagements about precision agriculture and drones. In 2015 Robert was part of the first company in the U.S. to legally fly drones for agriculture and is the VP of Agriculture for Measure, Drones as a Service. Though he has had several titles, his favorite is Farmer. He is married and has two great boys.
Interests Agriculture, Precision Ag, Remote Sensing, Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV), Politics, Sports
Favorite Movies The Cowboys, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows, Shane, Saving Private Ryan, Star Wars series, Young Guns, The Man from Snowy River, Invictus, Lincoln, Miracle, Rudy, Kung Fu Panda
Favorite Music Country, 60's-mid 80's rock, Classical, ACDC, Asia, Jackson Browne, Beach Boys, Alabama, Buddy Rich, Doobie Brothers
Favorite Books Merchant's of Grain, Invisible Giant, The Man Who Fed the World, The End of Agriculture in the American Portfolio, Ike: An American Hero, Louis Lamour books, Ken Follet books, JC Pollock books, Self Help books

What is your favorite color?green