Digital Ag Resources

What is Digital Agriculture?

It is the use of digital devices to gather, process and analyze spatial or temporal data for integrated characterization and modeling. These modern, data-intensive technologies can help guide targeted actions to improve agricultural and forestry efficiency, productivity and sustainability.

About this Digital Agriculture Resource Website

We consider digital agriculture and applied data science for agriculture to encompass a wide range of topic areas as shown above. This site is designed to be a resource for individuals involved in digital agriculture and forestry.

The purposes of this site include:

  • Inform regarding research, education, and outreach activities, within and beyond our University
  • Offer a means to identify expertise
  • Point to opportunities to increase knowledge
  • Provide direct links to useful resources and applications
  • Highlight and announce important events

To learn more about Purdue Agriculture's research, outreach and education efforts in the digital agriculture space, visit our general Digital Agriculture website.


Excel workshop – hone your skills

Even if you have been an Excel user for years, there are likely features or approaches that could make you excel at Excel even more. This workshop video was prepared for AgGateway’s fall 2020 conference and is now available to all via YouTube. This workshop video is under one hour, but if you watch and then do (as you should do in order to reinforce…


Purdue Crop Planning Tool

D. Buckmaster, Purdue ABE There is a myriad of ways to plan for a season’s crops and some of them facilitate data analysis. Some are free, some work with other systems (are interoperable), some are constraining. So why another? this one is flexible (to those who know how to program Excel) (plan by management zone or field) this one helps you keep some of the…


Dig into Data within Your Spreadsheets

In this Digging into the Data Pipeline presentation, Dennis Buckmaster, professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University takes a deeper dive into how to manipulate data within a spreadsheet, including using pivot tables, filters and charts. Buckmaster walks viewers through examples using data samples from a dairy farm. View the Creating Savvy Spreadsheets presentation video here. This video presentation is part of the Digging into…



InfoAg Conference

December 15 - December 17
online – virtual

Conference and trade show focused on precision agriculture.