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

September 3, 2020

USDA-NIFA AI Institute for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability, led by a team at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, advances AI research in computer vision, machine learning, soft object manipulation and intuitive human-robot interaction to solve major agricultural challenges including labor shortages, efficiency and welfare in animal agriculture, environmental resilience of crops, and the need to safeguard soil health.

August 7, 2020

The Iowa State University OVPR IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING OPPORTUNITY:  Up to $1000 to cover costs (project coordination, videography, honorarium) associated with the development and delivery of a training session/series/webcast/workshop to build foundational training in data science for agriculture. Projects can range from 50 minutes to a multi-day training workshop. This call will fund up to six proposals.

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.