Community Leaders

Jordan Shockley
University of Kentucky
Vice Leader:
Jiali Shang
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Community Members

Hossein Arzani
H. Arzani
Ejaz Ashraf
University of Sargodha, Punjab-Pakistan
David Behr
Ziad Beroro
OCP Africa
Luis Armando Castilla Lozano
Gheorghe Donca
University of Oradea
Parker Dulaney
Alexandre Escolà
University of Lleida
Agusti Fonts
Terry Griffin
Kansas State University
Ivan Izgagin
Nils Kaiser
IGEA Consultora S.R.L.
Peter Kovacs
South Dakota State University
Myrtille Lacoste
Research Fellow, Curtin University
James Lowenberg-DeBoer
Harper Adams University
Robesh Kumar Maity
Precision Farming is my current responsibility in my job
Jacob Lafe Maurer
RDO Equipment Co.
Penelope Nagel
Amin Nobakhti
Sharif University of Technology
Quentin Rund
PAQ Interactive
Abdul Salam
Purdue University
Jordan Shockley
University of Kentucky
Tove Sundgren
Shiying Wang
Greencare-HZAU Institute of Precision Agriculture
Community name: Precision Agriculture Economics, Profitability, Adoption, and Risk

Justification: The profitability of new technology ultimately determines the success at the farm level and can be measured in part by examining the adoption trends. From the farm and agribusiness side, the economic questions have always been at least as important as the technical issues especially after commercialization of the product.
The scope of this community includes all agricultural economists and associated economic topics including other social sciences. Pertinent topics are profitability, economics, efficiency, and adoption. Economists often examine the profitability of precision either as individual or bundled technology. The economics at the micro- and macro-scale are being evaluated. The adoption trends of technology in both developed and developing countries are often a sub-theme that economists study. Social science topics may include impacts of technology on the rural household, not just the farming operation.
Proposed activities
  • Organize two oral paper sessions at each ICPA, one for profitability and economics and the other on adoption trends and other social science issues.
  • Hold bi-yearly virtual meetings via Skype or similar to encourage worldwide collaboration on adoption trends of precision technology.
  • Hold breakfast meeting at ICPA in even number years to elect Community Leaders and discuss topics for collaboration to present at the next ICPA.
  • Community members will reach out to their colleagues to encourage abstract submission for consideration for presentations.
  • Maintain web page on ISPA website including list of current projects and team members
  • Contribute an entry for ISPA newsletter twice a year

Related Resources

Notes from 2018 JUN Meeting in Montreal

Bullet points regarding the Economics Community meeting at ICPA in Montreal, June 2018: Terry Griffin, Founding Leader, from Kansas State University  and Jordan Shockley, Founding Vice Leader, from the University of Kentucky initiated the first economics community meeting 26 people were in attendance plus 2 that called into the meeting. Those in the meeting represented a wide range of backgrounds, locations, and experience in PA (not just economists) Many topics were discussed but two areas the committee decided to move forward with were: (1) economics of autonomous machinery and (2) pulling together adoption data and research from the global perspective. Jordan Shockley (University of Kentucky) agreed to be the new Leader of the Economcis Community while Jiali Shang (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada) agreed to be the new Vice Leader

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