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  • Our world food production system is undergoing a dramatic shift towards sustainable food practices and increased food security. Space agriculture, and the technology it creates, could catalyze the development of high-yield crop production that requires less land and less energy, providing farmers with the ability to create more with less. At Space Ag Conference, discussions focused on what it will take to accelerate innovation and move forward with the Agtech industry.  Find presentation links here:

  • Partnering to grow the data science community in the Midwest - The next round of Community Development and Engagement program is now open for proposals! The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub provides support for new community-led initiatives that focus on key data challenges in the Midwest.

  • Community Development and Engagement Program Proposals due July 5, 2021.

    The Community Development and Engagement program is open for proposals through 11:59 p.m. CT July 12, 2021! 

    The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub provides support for new community-led initiatives that focus on key data challenges in the Midwest, including building data science educational capacity, bringing together cross-discipline and cross-sector communities that share interests, and removing barriers to data sharing. 

    This year our focus is on fostering creative partnerships, including:

  • Grand Farm: seeking Early Career researchers to participate in the Workshop on Big Data and Agricultural Carbon Sequestration

    In collaboration with Grand Farm, the Digital Ag UASPSE project (NSF #1636865) is seeking Early Career researchers to participate in the Workshop on Big Data and Agricultural Carbon Sequestration on Wed, July 14, 2021 in Fargo, ND. The workshop will be co-located with Cultivate Conference 2021.
    UASPSE will provide travel reimbursement for a limited number of Early Career researchers to attend the workshop and the Cultivate Conference held on the following day, Thursday, July 15, 2021.
    Purpose: Gather industry, government, and academic stakeholders with the goal of researcher/industry match making and proposal development around topics related to Big Data and Agricultural Carbon Sequestration, including, but not limited to:

  • The NIFA-funded Agricultural Genome to Phenome Initiative (AG2PI, https://www.ag2pi.org/) is conducting a community survey. The focus of AG2PI is to build cross-kingdom research communities to address the challenges of genome to phenome (G2P) research and find opportunities to work together to identify shared critical research gaps. Importantly, this is an opportunity for the community to share with the USDA a vision that may be used to guide future USDA requests for proposals in this space.

  • A virtual series presented by Cleveland Water Alliance, the Water Environment Federation, and the Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub.

  • 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.

  • Training in Data Science for Agriculture: Foundational Tools for Distance Learning

    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...

  • Community Development and Engagement opportunities. 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.

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