During the Spring 2021 semester, Purdue Agriculture hosted a weekly webinar series featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University. Each Thursday from February through May, the
Data Driven Agriculture webinars explored 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 – showcased 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.”
To view the entire series, check out the
Data Driven Agriculture playlist on Purdue Agriculture’s YouTube channel or click on a link below for more information about individual webinars.
. Jason Ackerson, assistant professor of agronomy Feb. 4 – Precision Soil Maps: Moving Beyond Soil Survey Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy and Extension soybean and small grains specialist Feb. 11 – The Cover Up: UAV Assessment of Soybean. John Scott, Extension coordinator for digital agriculture Feb. 18 – UAVs in Livestock Production. Jackie Boerman, assistant professor of animal sciences, and Paul Ousterhout, iYOTAH Feb. 25 – . Partnering with Industry to Move from Reactive to Proactive: A Dairy Farm Example 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. 4 – Digital Forestry: Key Developments in Terrestrial Remote Sensing. Mar. 11 – , Robert Nielsen, professor of agronomy and Extension corn specialist On Farm Experimentation 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. 18 – Digital Forestry: Key Developments in Aerial Remote Sensing. Mar. 25 – Data in Produce Safety. Amanda Deering, clinical associate professor of food science, and Jennifer Crandall, CEO of Safe Food En Route, LLC Nathan DeLay, assistant professor of agricultural economics Apr. 1 – Putting a Price on Data. Dharmendra Saraswat, associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Varun Aggarwal, graduate student in agricultural and biological engineering Apr. 8 – How Good is Deep-Learning for Weed Identification Using UAV-Imagery. Mohit Verma, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and Aaron Ault, senior research engineer Apr. 15 – Smarter Treatment of Livestock Disease. Apr. 22 – John Scott, Extension coordinator for digital agriculture Practical Applications for UAVs. Apr. 29 – IoT Networks: Sensors and Data Visualization . Nithin Raghunathan, research scientist, and Charilaos Mousoulis, senior research scientist Nicole Widmar, professor and associate head of agricultural economics May 6 – Public Data for the Public Good. John Evans, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, and David Cappelleri, associate professor of mechanical engineering May 13 – Machines and Robotics.
The presentations were recorded and posted on the Purdue Digital Ag Resources website (
). To view the fall webinar series, visit https://ag.purdue.edu/digital-ag-resources/ . https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVrv1vgCwEkngORY-wcIXKDeuVUJcp4ow
This series is supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).