The weekly digital farming webinar series returns Thursday (February 4)


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A weekly webinar series featuring Purdue University experts in data science and digital agriculture will begin at 12:30 p.m. ET Thursday (February 4).

Each Thursday this spring, Data Driven Agriculture webinars will explore how digital agriculture and data science can advance agriculture today and into the future.

“Building on the momentum from last fall’s digital agriculture webinars, we wanted to highlight how data is not only being used today, but also exploring its future potential,” said Dennis buckmaster, professor of agricultural and biological engineering and dean of digital agriculture at Purdue.

“In this series, researchers from the College of Agriculture – and beyond – will present how they are using data to improve crop, livestock and forest management decisions, increase product safety, quickly identify issues. epidemics in livestock and much more.

Webinars begin at 12:30 p.m. ET every Thursday from February 4 to May 13. Speakers will present for the first 30 minutes, followed by a live chat where attendees can ask questions.

  • February 4 – Precision soil maps: going beyond the study of soils. Jason Ackerson, Assistant Professor of Agronomy.
  • February 11th – Soybean production boosted. Shaun Casteel, Associate Professor of Agronomy and Soybean and Small Grains Extension Specialist.
  • February 18 – UAV in animal production. John Scott, Digital Agriculture Extension Coordinator.
  • February 25 – Use of dairy data. Jackie Boerman, Assistant Professor of Animal Science.
  • March 4 – Digital forestry. Songlin Fei, professor of forestry and natural resources and dean of the remote sensing chair.
  • March 11 – Experimentation on the farm, Robert Nielsen, professor of agronomy and specialist in maize extension.
  • March 18 – Digital forestry. Songlin Fei, professor of forestry and natural resources and dean of the remote sensing chair.
  • March 25 – Data in product safety. Amanda Deering, Clinical Associate Professor of Food Sciences.
  • First of April – Put a price on data. Nathan DeLay, Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics.
  • April 8 – Using imaging data for weed identification. Dharmendra Saraswat, Associate Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.
  • April 15 – Smarter treatment of livestock diseases. Mohit Verma, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Aaron Ault, Senior Research Engineer.
  • April 22 – Practical applications for drones. John Scott, Digital Agriculture Extension Coordinator.
  • April 29 – IoT networks: sensors and data visualization. Nithin Raghunathan, scientific researcher, and Charilaos Mousoulis, principal researcher.
  • May 6 – Public data for the public good. Nicole Widmar, professor and associate director of agricultural economics.
  • May 13 – Machines and robotics. John Evans, Assistant Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and David Cappelleri, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

Webinars are free, but registration is requested.

The presentations will be recorded and posted on the Purdue Digital Ag Resources website. This series is supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network.

Writer: Megan Kuhn, [email protected], 765-494-9505

Source: Dennis Buckmaster, [email protected], 765-496-9512

Agricultural communications: 765-494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Head of Department, [email protected]

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