A weekly webinar series featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University kicks off on Feb. 4 at 12:30 p.m. ET. Each Thursday this spring, the Data Driven Agriculture webinars will explore ways digital agriculture and data science can impact agriculture today and into the future.
“Building on the momentum of last fall’s digital agriculture webinars, we wanted to highlight not only how data is being used today but also explore its future potential,” said Dennis Buckmaster, agricultural and biological engineering professor and Dean’s Fellow of Digital Agriculture at Purdue University. “In this series, researchers from across the College of Agriculture – and beyond – will showcase how they are using data to improve crop, livestock and forest management decisions, increase produce safety, quickly identify disease outbreaks in livestock, and much more.”
The webinars start at 12:30 p.m. ET each Thursday starting on Feb. 4 and running through May 13. Speakers will present for the first 30 minutes followed by a live chat where participants can ask questions. Register here to receive the Zoom link to the entire series.
- Feb. 4 – Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey. Jason Ackerson, assistant professor of agronomy
- Feb. 11 – Soybean Production Amplified. Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy and Extension soybean and small grains specialist
- Feb. 18 – UAVs in Livestock Production. John Scott, Extension coordinator for digital agriculture
- Feb. 25 – Dairy Data Utilization. Jackie Boerman, assistant professor of animal sciences
- Mar. 4 – Digital Forestry: Key Developments in Terrestrial Remote Sensing . Brady Hardiman, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources; Guofan Shao, professor of forestry and natural resources; and Ayman Habib, professor of civil engineering
- Mar. 11 – On Farm Experimentation, Robert Nielsen, professor of agronomy and Extension corn specialist
- Mar. 18 – Digital Forestry: Key Developments in Aerial Remote Sensing. Songlin Fei, professor of forestry and natural resources and Dean’s Chair of Remote Sensing; Joe Hupy, associate professor of aviation technology; and Jinha Jung, assistant professor of civil engineering
- Mar. 25 – Data in Produce Safety. Amanda Deering, clinical associate professor of food sciences
- Apr. 1 – Putting a Price on Data. Nathan DeLay, assistant professor of agricultural economics
- Apr. 8 – Using Imagery Data for Weed Identification. Dharmendra Saraswat, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering
- Apr. 15 – Smarter Treatment of Livestock Disease. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Aaron Ault, senior research engineer
- Apr. 22 – Practical Applications for UAVs. John Scott, Extension coordinator for digital agriculture
- Apr. 29 – IoT Networks: Sensors and Data Visualization. Nithin Raghunathan, research scientist, and Charilaos Mousoulis, senior research scientist
- May 6 – Public Data for the Public Good. Nicole Widmar, professor and associate head of agricultural economics
- May 13 – Machines and Robotics. John Evans, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and David Cappelleri, associate professor of mechanical engineering
The webinars are free but registration is requested at https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdumurzkiEtaPJP65HmBa38wTu6ku2ETC.
The presentations will be recorded and posted on the Purdue Digital Ag Resources website (https://ag.purdue.edu/digital-ag-resources/). To view the fall webinar series, visit https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVrv1vgCwEkngORY-wcIXKDeuVUJcp4ow.
This series is supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).