Date Posted: 1/27/2021

The Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture (CIDA), led in part by Hakim Weatherspoon, Associate Director of CIDA and Associate Professor of Computer Science, will convene its 4th Annual Digital Agriculture Workshop on January 28th, 2021 from 11 am to 3:30 pm. All are welcome to this virtual event, though each participant must register digitally. Kavita Bala, Dean of the Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science and Professor of Computer Science, will join other Cornell deans in a cross-colleges welcome.  

CIDA hosts an annual research-oriented workshop to help drive thought and research around Digital Agriculture and the future of our agri-food systems. The workshop showcases projects awarded through our Research Innovation Fund (RIF) which provides seed grant funding to innovative, cutting-edge interdisciplinary research from Cornell faculty and students. Researchers and students from the Colleges of Engineering, Life and Agriculture Sciences, Business, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Computing and Information Science participate in this cross-college initiative. Keynote speakers and panelists from academia, industry, non-profits, and diverse private sector enterprises provide unique perspective and vibrant discussion around annual themes.

The workshop is a one-day convergence of thinkers, stakeholders, and practitioners interested in Digital Agriculture. It is a key opportunity to get an early view of digital agriculture research at Cornell and to engage with the Cornell community. Networking opportunities provide external stakeholders with a chance to discuss their own interests in Digital Agriculture.

Among many engaging panels and a keynote by Victor E Cabrera and Michael C. Ferris, Hakim Weatherspoon will join other panelists, including Phoebe Sengers, Associate Professor of Information Science for a panel entitled "Connecting Dots in DA: From Basic Concept to Digital Solutions."