Community Leaders

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

Community Members

Adewale Adegoke
Agroxchange Technology Services Limited
Hossein Arzani
H. Arzani
Ejaz Ashraf
University of Sargodha, Punjab-Pakistan
David Behr
Karl Behrendt
Harper Adams University
Asim Biswas
University of Guelph
Betty Bonnardel
Farmer Charlie
Athyna Cambouris
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Maurizio Canavari
Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna
Paul Celicourt
Université Laval
Gheorghe Donca
University of Oradea
Qianqian Du
University of Illinois
Alex Escolà
University of Lleida
Matteo Gatti
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Athanasios Gertsis
Professor at Perrotis College - Precision Agriculture
Marius Girlea
Barrels Hub Inc
Terry Griffin
Kansas State University
Oren Haik
Mamdouh Abdelsamad Hamid
Future university
Marcel Ionescu
Quirine Ketterings
Cornell University
Masakazu Kodaira
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Peter Kovacs
South Dakota State University
Andrew Krmenec
Premier Crop Systems
Myrtille Lacoste
Research Fellow, Curtin University
Mark Licht
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
James Lowenberg-DeBoer
Harper Adams University
Donald Kelechi Madukwe
Robesh Kumar Maity
Bruce D Maxwell
Montana StateUniversity
Doug McPherson
Joyn Bio LLC
Shay Mey-tal
Marius Michels
Michael Newcomb
World Sports USA - Soil Scout
Héctor Nieto Solana
Jeff Daniel Nze Memiaghe
Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
Pedro Olivares
Owen Powell
Agronomic Management Services Pte Ltd
Jo-Anne Relf-Eckstein
Saskatchewan Forage Seed Commission
Quentin Rund
PAQ Interactive
Stanislaw Marek M Samborski
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Jafar Sani Bello
National Institute of Soil Science
Jordan Shockley
University of Kentucky
Vitaliy Shuberanskiy
Frendt LLC
Vinothan Sritharan
Ceylon Fertilizer Company Ltd, Ministry of Agriculture
Oybek Turayev
Lake Region State College
Shiying Wang
Greencare-HZAU Institute of Precision Agriculture
Jim Wilson
Soilessentials Ltd
Tomasz Wojciechowski
Poznań University of Life Sciences
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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