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Weekly Digital Agriculture Webinar Series Kicks Off on October 1

September 22, 2020
Man stands in soybean field holding an iPad.

Experts in data science and digital agriculture at Purdue University are presenting a series of digital agriculture webinars each Thursday this fall, starting Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET. From practical tips you can implement today to deeper dives into what drives the technology, the Digging into the Data Pipeline presentations are designed for those interested in getting more out of farm data.

Dennis Buckmaster, agricultural and biological engineering professor at Purdue University, begins the series talking about putting your smartphone to work by learning to use apps, like Trello and Google Sheets, to help manage your farm and agribusiness data. He will walk through examples of how to use free apps to get the most out of your smartphone.

“Collection is just the first step when it comes to taking advantage of all of the data generated on the farm, whether it is in the field or in a livestock barn,” said Buckmaster, who is also the Dean’s Fellow for Digital Agriculture for the College of Agriculture. “In this series, we want to go a few levels deeper and demonstrate everything from managing your data with a smartphone to using and maintaining sensors on the farm.”

The webinars start at 12:30 p.m. ET each Thursday starting on Oct. 1 and running through Dec. 10. Speakers will present for the first 30 minutes followed by a live chat where participants can ask questions.

The webinars are free, but registration is requested at https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArcOGrpjkoHdaiE6-QCCpqPVfsUF7419Xb.

The presentations will be recorded and posted on the Purdue Digital Ag Resources website (https://ag.purdue.edu/digital-ag-resources/). This series is supported in part by the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN).

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