Jeff Lorton doesn’t want to declare the Oregon UAS Future Farm Expo dead. He prefers the terms “in stasis” or “on life support.”
Regardless of the terminology, there will be no Future Farm Expo at the Pendleton Convention Center this year, ending the agricultural unmanned aerial systems exposition after two years in Eastern Oregon.
The expo was a key part of Future Farm, a Pendleton-based project meant to connect farms with UAS companies looking to test their agricultural technology.
The city bankrolled the Future Farm through a $150,000 grant from SOAR Oregon, a now-defunct nonprofit funded in part by Oregon State Lottery money, and added $10,000 of its own.
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