Welcome

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. Visit www.midwestbigdatahub.org to learn more.

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." See this link to learn more.

Upcoming Events

Recent Announcements

April 16, 2018

MBDH is partnering with the National Data Service (NDS) on a mini-conference to be held in July: “Data: Methods, Tools, and Services.” This will bring together cyberinfrastructure providers, experts in data science and computational methods, and domain scientists, to expand access and use of data and resources. The meeting will be held at the Big Ten Center in Rosemont, IL on July 11-12. More information will be available soon.

April 16, 2018

The MBDH Digital Agriculture Spoke community (via the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Iowa State University) is funding mini-grants to address data challenges associated with digital agriculture. More information hereProposal deadline: April 20.

NSF also has two current solicitations of interest to the MBDH community:

March 7, 2018

The Iowa Corn Promotion Board has provided funding for up to 10 students to present their research at the 2018 Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) June 4-6 in St. Louis. If you have a student interested in presenting a poster at CUTC, please contact Karla Long, CCUR program coordinator, at kylong@iastate.edu or 515-294-0160.

May 24, 2017

An All-Hands Meeting for the Midwest Big Data Hub Spoke Project “Digital Agriculture - Unmanned Aircraft Systems, Plant Sciences and Education” (UASPSE) will be held on Sept. 14-15, 2017, in Ames, Iowa. View details on the All-Hands Meeting event page.