Past events

Major events

May 20, 27, 29 – June 3, 2020 – Advancing Digital Agriculture and Conservation: A Virtual, Multi-Day Policy Workshop
Session 1: Risks and Opportunities of Digital Agriculture for Environmental Conservation
Session 2: Conservation Implementation and Policy Perspectives
Session 3: Mobilizing Data for Conservation: On- and Off-Farm Perspectives
Session 4: Research Opportunities

February 28 – March 1, 202o – DA Hackathon

February 24, 2020 – Faculty Retreat

November 12 – 13, 2019 – Grow-NY

October 30, 2019 – DA Workshop

March 1-3, 2019 – DA HackathonThe Future of Food is in Our Hands (Video – Hit volume button to unmute)

October 9, 2018 – Digital Ag Workshop: Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems – Agenda and Presentations

Digital Ag Seminars – Video Archives

Computer-Aided Food Manufacturing, Ashim Datta, Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering. Abstract.

Designing for impact on rural communities: Historical lessons for the future of digital agriculture, Phoebe Sengers, Associate Professor, Information Science and Science and Technology Studies. Abstract.

The Lower Hanging Fruit: A new approach to field robotics for digital agriculture, Kirstin Petersen, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering, Electrical and Chemical Engineering. Abstract.

From Farm to Takeoff: Small Unmanned Robots for Agricultural and Biological Systems. Sierra Young, Assistant Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University. Abstract.

Anticipating Change: How Apple Growers are Preparing for New Robotic Technologies, Katharine Legun, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Sustainability, University of Otago (New Zealand). November 11, 2019. Abstract.

Correct-by-construction Synthesis for Autonomous Robots, Hadas Kress-Gazit, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. October 7, 2019. Abstract.

Automation and Robotics in Specialty Crops, Manoj Karkee, Associate Professor, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Washington State University. September 9th, 2019. Abstract.

Convergence Thinking to Advance Sustainable Dairy Production Systems, Norman Scott, Professor Emeritus, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Biological and Environmental Engineering. August 19th, 2019. Abstract.

The Mechanics Life of a Plant Leaf, Sunghwan (Sunny) Jung, Associate Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Biological and Environmental Engineering. July 22nd, 2019. Abstract.

Is Global Agriculture Growing More Resilient to Climatic Shocks?, Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. June 17th, 2019. Abstract.

Reap What You Sow? Privacy and Economic Distribution in Digital Agriculture, Karen Levy, Assistant Professor, Computing and Information Science, Department of Information Science at Cornell University, and associate member of the faculty of Cornell Law School.  May 20th, 2019. Abstract.

The Integral Design of Robots via Soft Material Composites, (starts at 3:47), Robert Shepherd, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  April 29th, 2019.  Abstract.

Remote Sensing of Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF) to Advance Photosynthesis Monitoring: Scaling Up from Ground, Airborne to Satellite Platforms, Ying Sun, Assistant Professor, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University.  March 25, 2019, Abstract.

Controlled Environment Agriculture: Optimizing Natural Resource Use in Greenhouses and Plant Factories, Neil Mattson, Associate Professor, and Kale Harbick, Research Associate, School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, January 28, 2019. Abstract.

Sustainable Management of Dairy and Food Wastes Using Hydrothermal Thermal Processing to Recover Energy, Nutrients, and Clean Water, Jefferson Tester, Professor, Sustainable Energy Systems, College of Engineering, December 11, 2018. Abstract.

Technology and Our Land-Grant University Mission in Nutrient Management, The Power in Partnerships Quirine Ketterings, Professor, Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, November 13, 2018. Abstract.

The Intersection of Digital Agriculture and Dairy Farm Production  Curt Gooch, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, September 18, 2018. Abstract.

A Blockchain for the Food Supply Chain   Robbert van Renesse, June 12, 2018, Cornell CIS, June 12, 2018. Abstract.

Using Mobile Phones to Support Peer Learning in Agriculture Tapin Parikh, Cornell Tech, May 10, 2018. Abstract

The Efficient Vineyard Project: Spatial Data Driven Vineyard Crop Load Management Terry Bates, Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab,  April 16, 2018. Abstract

Institutional analysis of technical change in agrifood systems: Situating Digital Agriculture in a political economic context Prof. Steven Wolf, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, January 23, 2018. Abstract

Improving Food and Nutritional Security for the Global South: The Genetic Improvement of Maize and Cassava with Smallholder Farmers  Prof. Mike Gore, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, December 17, 2017 Abstract

Advances in Agricultural Analytics and Digital Agriculture   Prof. Josh Woodard, S.C. Johnson College of Business, November 21, 2017 Abstract

Other past events

July 17-18, 2019 – Geneva, NY, Digital Viticulture Symposium, New Tools for Precision Management of Vineyards

February 14-17, 2019 – Washington DC – American Association for the Advancement of Science – Annual Meeting

Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems to Sustainably Feed 10B People

Susan McCouch, Cornell, Moderator
– Abe Stroock (Cornell), “Nano-scale Sensors and Analytics: A vision to use nanometer-scale biological data to manage square miles of farmland”
– Diane Wang (University of Buffalo), “Coupling nature and nurture: supercharging predictions for agricultural crops”.
– Ranveer Chandra (Microsoft Research) “Bridging the Digital Divide: Cloud computing with smart sensors for farms – where and when the internet is unavailable”

July 18, 2018 – Cornell Faculty Meeting for Digital Ag

July 17, 2018 – Digital Ag Field Trip to Cornell Musgrave Farm and Walnut Ridge Dairy Farm

February 26, 2018 – Cornell Faculty Meeting for Digital Ag

October 11, 2017 – Cornell Faculty and Staff Digital Ag Fall Retreat