Community Leaders

Karl Behrendt
Harper Adams University
Vice Leader:
Jiali Shang
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Community Members

Kabindra Adhikari
USDA – Agricultural Research Service
A K M Abdullah Al Amin
Harper Adams University; Bangladesh Agricultural University
Ejaz Ashraf
University of Sargodha, Punjab-Pakistan
Guillermo Balboa
University of Nebraska
David Behr
Karl Behrendt
Harper Adams University
Abdel-Aziz Belal
National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NA
Asim Biswas
University of Guelph
Maria Boerngen
Illinois State University
Betty Bonnardel
Farmer Charlie
Prof. Martin Bosompem
University of Cape Coast
Zachary Brodsky
University of Maryland
John Deere
Athyna Cambouris
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Paul Celicourt
Université Laval
Bee Khim Chim
University of Maine
Gheorghe Donca
University of Oradea
Luis Alfonso Escobedo
Alex Escolà
Universitat de Lleida
Carlos Ferraz
John P Fulton
The Ohio State University
Bishnu Ghimire
Texas Tech University
Marcel Ionescu
Gaurav Jha
Kansas State University
Quirine Ketterings
Cornell University
Masakazu Kodaira
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Marko Kostić
University of Novi Sad
Andrew Krmenec
Peter M Kyveryga
University of sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene
James Lane
Omnia Digital Farming
Won Suk Lee
University of Florida
Mark Licht
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
James Lowenberg-DeBoer
Harper Adams University
Bruce D Maxwell
Montana StateUniversity
Mason McGregor
Nutrien Ag Solutions
Ricardo Medina
Ink Topografia
Shay Mey-tal
Yuxin Miao
Precision Agriculture Center, University of Minnesota
Katsutoshi Mizuta
University of Minnesota
Somali National University
José Paulo Molin
University of Sao Paulo
EIJI Morimoto
Tottori University
Carlos Mosquera
Muhammad Abdul Munnaf
Ghent University
Penelope Nagel
Persistence Data Mining, Inc
Emmanuel Richard Nasolwa
Héctor Nieto Solana
Jeff Daniel Nze Memiaghe
Agriculture and Agrifood Canada
Pedro Olivares
Jose M Pena
Institute for Agricultural Sciences (ICA-CSIC)
Amrit Pokhrel
University of Georgia
Davood Poursina
PhD candidate, Oklahoma State University
Laila Puntel
University of Nebraska
Bayu Taruna Widjaja Putra
Center of Excellence on AI for Industrial Agriculture
Jo-Anne Relf-Eckstein
Saskatchewan Forage Seed Commission
Stanislaw Marek M Samborski
Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Elizeu Vicente Santos
Galit Sharabani
Vinothan Sritharan
Ceylon Fertilizer Company Ltd, Ministry of Agriculture
Tiago Tavares
Center of Nuclear Energy in Agriculture, University of São Paulo
Simerjeet Virk
University of Georgia
Shiying Wang
Greencare-HZAU Institute of Precision Agriculture
Jim Wilson
Soilessentials Ltd
Tomasz Wojciechowski
Poznań University of Life Sciences
Murray Woods

Economics Community

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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