May 20, 2020

Farm Foundation, the Cornell University Initiative for Digital Agriculture, and the University of Illinois Center for Digital Agriculture and Center for the Economics of Sustainability are holding a new, virtual, multi-day policy workshop on Advancing Digital Agriculture and Conservation on May 20, 27, 29 and June 3. The workshop aims to advance policy discussions to realize the promise of data applied to conservation in agriculture. While there is no fee for the workshop,  registration is required. Please feel free to share this message widely within your networks.

Workshop discussions will encompass policies that support development and deployment of new digital agricultural capabilities (e.g., privacy rules, standards, public investments, workforce training, infrastructure), as well as new digital capabilities that support policy innovations (e.g., more cost-effective conservation investments, more effective targeting of conservation practices, reducing transaction costs of administering incentive schemes). 

By bringing the policy and research community together, this workshop series aims to move policy discussions forward and identify a set of policy-relevant research questions to support future work and intersections in these areas. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with panelists and each other to advance discussion and collaboration opportunities.

Speakers for the May 20 session, Framing of Risks and Opportunities, include Charles Baron, Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Farmers Business Network, and Jason Weller, Senior Director, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN. Additional information about speakers, workshop organizers and the workshop program can be found on the Workshop web page

Register today to take part in this important workshop that organizers hope will help advance public policy for digital agriculture and environmental conservation.

The workshop is organized by Farm Foundation, the Cornell University Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA), the Center for the Economics of Sustainability at the University of Illinois and the University of Illinois Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) and is made possible by the generous support of Cornell University Initiative for Digital Agriculture (CIDA), the University of Illinois, Microsoft and Corteva Agriscience.

For more information, contact or visit the  Workshop web page. 

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