Cropduster: Reframing Agricultural Aviation

Samuel Kendrick (Independent) and Ellen Law Kendrick (Retired)

The men and women who operate agricultural aircraft provide a service that has become essential to modern farming. Unlike commercial and general aviation, these pilots operate in close proximity to the ground, giving them a unique perspective in their interactions with the world. This presentation, the culmination of a 2020 Archie Green Fellowship, draws on fieldwork conducted in eastern Kansas and western Missouri and seeks to provide a clearer understanding of the men and women who have chosen to farm in the sky.

Part of 61-02 Agriculture, Environment, and Community, Saturday, October 23, 8:30 am–10:00 am