Technological advances in
American agriculture will help feed a growing
world population, Dr Timothy Burcham, dean of agriculture
and technology at Arkansas State University told the UH
Lions Club Tuesday, Sept. 2.
As guest speaker for the
meeting, Dr. Bucham also showed a small drone with camera
mounted that he said is a tool that can be used to survey
fields. FAA approval is needed, however, before widespread
use of the small radio-controlled aircraft can become a
Besides Burcham, Dr.
Stepanie Pulley and Dr. Peter Larbi, also of the ASU
Division of Agriculture were present at Tuesday’s meeting. A
third visitor, Jerry Casteel, guest of Bill Levins, was also
present and assisted with technological issues relating to
audio-visual aspects of the meeting.
Club President Jim Watkins
called the meeting to order at 6:50 a.m at Chef’s In Buffet.
Tail Twister was Lion Bill Dickens, who also won the pot
drawing when Dr. Pulley drew Number 38, Dickens’ badge
number (collusion?). Lion Ron Erwin was song leader; Lion
Tom Woods led the pledge and Lion Curt Hodges the prayer.
Announcements included the
District 7-0 Convention Sept. 25-26 at Heber Springs (early
signup-ends Sept. 10); Flags will be flown Sept. 11 and a
Car Show Committee meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on
Monday, Sept. 8 at Sudden Link Media (Jim Watkins’ office on
Lion Eric Grant introduced
the guest speaker. Adjournment was at 7:35 a.m.