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."

Upcoming Events

Recent Announcements

February 21, 2019

The National Science Foundation has released several new solicitations that may be relevant to the MBDH community. Contact the MBDH (info@midwestbigdatahub.org) if you would like to request a Letter of Collaboration or otherwise wish to include MBDH participation in a proposal.

February 8, 2019

Digital Agriculture Mission – Midwest Big Data Hub

The Digital Agriculture: UAS, Plant Sciences, and Education (UASPSE) spoke project of the Midwest Big Data Hub seeks to organize academic, industrial, and governmental sectors around the development of policies and best practices for data science and Big Data applications in agriculture, with a focus on automating the data lifecycle for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), phenomics, and genomics.

February 1, 2019

Minnesota State University, Mankato, is hosting the eighth annual Midwest Undergraduate Data Analytics Competition (MUDAC). Over 250 students from colleges and universities around the Midwest are expected to attend. The event includes a career fair and participation by academic advisors, faculty and industry professionals.

More information here.

February 1, 2019

Registration opens Feb. 7 for Erie Hack, an innovation challenge that accelerates technology solutions to Lake Erie’s most pressing problems. During several months in 2019, Erie Hack will empower researchers, designers, engineers, developers and creatives around the region to build teams, develop innovations and compete for more than $100,000 in prizes.

More information here.

February 1, 2019

This faculty-mentored program includes a student-centered, active-learning environment with a combined course/research experience, a mini-symposium with student presentations and other coordinated activities. The program will address a variety of the AFRI farm bill priority areas with focus on Cyberinformatics and Tools for Food and Agricultural Data Analysis and Data-Driven Applications (FACT).

Full details here.