The Digital Agriculture Community is a growing network of partners, devoted to building partnerships and resources that will address emerging issues in precision agriculture, ecosystem management and services, biosciences, socio-economic impacts, and data-related issues in the agricultural ecosystem. You are invited to learn more about our work, and join our community to receive more news and information about our activities.

Digital Agriculture is one of nine thematic communities under the Midwest Big Data Hub (MBDH). The MBDH is a growing network of partners investing in data and data sciences to address grand challenges for society and science. Anyone is welcome to join these efforts.

In 2016, the National Science Foundation funded a collaborative MBDH Spoke project in the digital agriculture area, titled "Digital Agriculture - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plant Sciences and Education."

Recent Announcements

June 25, 2020


Community Development and Engagement opportunities

 Proposals due by July 24, 2020

Submissions are now open for our Community Development and Engagement funding opportunities! Partner with us to build a vibrant data science community in the Midwest.

April 24, 2020

Virtual Workshop — Big Data Promises and Obstacles: Agricultural Data Ownership and Privacy

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Time: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - US Central Time

Cost: Free

Workshop Registration: https://tinyurl.com/ag-data-ownership (Zoom Registration Link)

April 23, 2020

The Iowa State University Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) is currently accepting applications for funding to develop a series of seminars or workshops focused on building communities to harness the data revolution.

June 20, 2019

The National Science Foundation (NSF) this month announced the second phase of funding for the regional Big Data Innovation Hub (BD Hubs) program. Under the planned four year, $4 million award, the Midwest Big Data Hub will continue to be led from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

June 7, 2019

The Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Summer Meeting is fast approaching (July 16-19 in Tacoma, Washington), and this is the last call for funding support for the Drone Data Design Hackathon/Workshop. The application form needs to completed by Sunday, June 9.