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The National Agricultural Aviation Research & Education Foundation (NAAREF) - formed in 1982, as a non-profit organization to promote and foster research, technology transfer and advanced education among aerial applicators, allied industries, government agencies and academic institutions.
Professional Aerial Applicators Support System (PAASS) - developed in 1996, NAAREF instituted the PAASS program to educate pilots on key safety and drift minimization issues important to flying, modern agriculture and crop protection.
Operation S.A.F.E. - developed in 1981, was designed to clearly demonstrate that ag aviation recognizes its responsibility to minimize the potential for adverse health and environmental effects of agricultural chemical application.
Compaass Rose - formed in 2002, NAAREF introduced the Compaass Rose series of round table discussions designed to provide professional support and direction to new-to-the-industry agricultural aviation pilots.