Since Fall 2020, Purdue Agriculture has hosted the Data-Driven Agriculture seminar series featuring experts in data science and digital agriculture from across Purdue's College of Agriculture and beyond.  

“These presentations highlight the diversity of uses of data and automation in food and agricultural systems.” said Dennis Buckmaster, agricultural and biological engineering professor and Dean’s Fellow of Digital Agriculture at Purdue University. 

To view all past seminars, check out the Data Driven Agriculture playlist on Purdue Agriculture’s YouTube channel

Spring 2023 Seminars 

Seminars will be held in person in WSLR 116 on Purdue's campus.

  • Jan. 19 - Confronting an Age of Change, Dr. Joseph Mascaro, Director of Science Programs, Planet Labs
  • Feb. 2 - Sensing in Plant Science and Natural Resources: Decisions Driven by Big Data or Better Data?, Matt Bechdol, Chief Executive Officer, GRYFN
  • Feb. 16 - Towards next-generation forest structural trait assessment using physics-based simulations - how cartoons can aid in our quest, Dr. Jan van Aardt, Professor, College of Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Mar. 2 - Mobilizing agronomic knowledge, Carlos Hirsch, Chief Business Development Officer, Eiwa Corp.
  • Mar. 23 - Panel Discussion: Technology adoption insights from stakeholders, Dr. Bruce Erickson, Clinical Associate Professor of Digital Agriculture, Agronomy, Purdue University; Dr. Ankita Raturi, Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, Purdue University; Dr. Linda Pfeiffer, Associate Professor, Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, Purdue University.
  • Apr. 6 - Purdue’s Open Ag Technology and Systems Center – progress and collaboration
    opportunities, Dr. James Krogmeier, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
  • Apr. 20 - High-resolution high speed structured light 3D imaging for close-range applications, Dr. Song Zhang, Professor and Assistant Head for Experiential Learning, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University
  • May 4 - An Overview of Digital Agriculture Research in the AIFARMS National AI Institute, Dr. Vikram Sandinand Adve, Donald B. Gillies Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director, Center for Digital Agriculture, University of Illinois

Fall 2022 Seminars 

Spring 2022 Seminars

Fall 2021 Seminar

Spring 2021 Seminars

This series is supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).

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