Digital Agriculture Summit 2020

High-throughput data collection, data transfer technologies, artificial intelligence, automation and robotics, sensors, networking, and other digital technologies are creating a revolution in all areas of human endeavor, with rapidly advancing applications in the financial sector, retailing, manufacturing, health care, and other fields. However, despite some emerging applications and its vast potential to benefit, the field of agriculture remains largely untapped.

Digital Agriculture Summit 2020

Hosted by Washington State University

When: October 6 and 7, 2020

Location: Virtual

Participants will be from a broad range of stakeholders, with presentations from regional, national, and global leaders highlighting the development of digital agriculture concepts and technology. The summit will be devoted to both policy issues and industry challenges, as well as research progress and technological needs and opportunities.

Full Agenda

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Plenary Speakers:

Norman Scott
Professor Emeritus
Cornell University

Cathy McMorris Rodgers
U.S. Congresswoman

Steven Thomson
National Program Leader


Schedule at a Glance

Tuesday, October 6th:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • Keynote Address by Norman Scott, Professor Emeritus, Biological & Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, National Academy of Engineering
  • Presentation by U.S. Congresswoman Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Energy & Commerce Committee
  • Session 1: Agricultural Stakeholders
  • Session 2: Technology for Agriculture
  • Session 3: View from Academia
  • Tools Showcase, Demo, and Lightning talks
  • Moderated Panel on Digital Agriculture: Roadmap, Challenges, and Opportunities

Wednesday, October 7th:

  • Keynote Address by Steve Thomson, National Program Leader, USDA NIFA
  • Session 4: AI and Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Agriculture
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Poster Session
  • Session 5: Research lightning talks
  • Closing Remarks



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