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 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.

June 6, 2019

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. See a longer list of open opportunities on the MBDH funding opportunities website

June 6, 2019

If you instruct data science courses, or can share with your colleagues who do, you are invited to take (or share) a survey about data science and how various concepts and skills relate professional practice. This survey is part of an NSF TRIPODS-X grant that is exploring students’ misconceptions with data science concepts as they begin their data science education.

April 25, 2019

The Midwest Big Data Hub recently co-led local participation in the 4th annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference, with sponsorship from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois. The event was free and open to all. The WiDS Conference, hosted on March 4th at 150 locations around the world, seeks to unite and connect women working in data science fields.