It has been a busy time at the Agricultural Data Coalition, ADC. We successfully completed our pilot phase with the new ADC data repository tool and completed the founding and initial organization of the non-profit. We also began working on developing a relationship with the Growers Ag Data Cooperative, with the intent to align our efforts more closely in the future. In the short term the ADC is in the process of enhancing the platform based on feedback from the farmers, ag service providers, and universities involved in the pilot. We are also planning a webinar to discuss issues facing farmers and researchers working with on-farm data.
With all this going on, we wanted to all that have signed up for up dates on ADC activities. We know everyone is interested in putting farmers in the driver’s seat when it comes to the data generated and used on their farms, as well as ensuring universities and other research organizations have a reliable, secure means to access on-farm data.
If you are interested in finding out more about what ADC is working on, benefits of joining the non-profit, or when and how you will be able to obtain your own data repository account–we will be at InfoAg. ADC will not have a booth this year but several board members will be in attendance and would be happy to give you an update. So please feel free to contact them directly or catch them during a session break. Additionally, we can accomodate small group meetings and discussions, please contact Don Bierman or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a meeting time onsite at Union Station in St. Louis.
We look forward to seeing a lot of you at InofAg, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
ADC board members attending InfoAg:
Amy Winstead – Agri AFC, Bruce Erickson – Purdue University, Don Bierman – Crop IMS, Joe Luck – University of Nebraska, John Fulton – The Ohio State, Mike Gomes – Topcon, Scott Schearer – The Ohio State