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ISPA Newsletter 9(6) June: NCERA 180, GIATE Registration, Proximal and Remote Sensing Workshop, ECPA Update, Community Webinar Recordings, PA Definition, and More
Jun 8, 2021
NCERA 180 Program
The 2021 NCERA 180 program on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 can be found below. The agenda below is presented in U.S. Eastern Time (UTC -5). Additional questions can be directed to John Evans
10:00 am – 10:15am    -  Welcome and Introductions
10:15 am – 10:30 am   -  New ABE Building Virtual Tour
10:30 am – 11:30 am  -  Presentations/ Panel Discussion: Precision Ag Challenges (Farmer Perspective ) Rachel Stevens, Jeff Boyer 
11:30 am – 12:30 pm  -  Presentations: Precision Ag Challenges (Industry Perspective) – Mark Cheney, John Deere
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm  - Break
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm  -  Research Presentation – Jian Jin
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm  -  CropLife Precision Ag Survey – Bruce Erickson
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm   -  Future Opportunities/Challenges in Precision Ag  (group discussion) 
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm  -  Funding and Collaboration Opportunities (Breakouts)
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm  -  Report Discussion/ Future Meeting Plans
4:00 pm  Meeting Adjourned    
GIATE Registration - Free to ISPA Members
4th Online Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures: https://www.agritechecon.co.uk/. This year’s Symposium is being jointly organised by the Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics at Harper Adams University (UK), International Network for Economic Research (INFER), and the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) Economics Community on 20-21 September 2021. Abstract or paper submission closes on 1 July 2021.
Agri-Tech Economics Symposium organizers are offering ISPA members free registration for the Symposium. Complete the registration form here and your information will be shared with the organizers and you will be registered for the Symposium. 
Application of Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies for Soil Investigations
The IUSS Working Group on Proximal Soil Sensing, the Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS), and the Society for Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) are organising a joint symposium on the “Application of Proximal and Remote Sensing Technologies for Soil Investigations” 17-19 August 2021.
There have been substantial recent advances in soil science regarding the use of proximal and remote sensing technologies, not just employing these two technologies separately, but also in combination, such as new sensor platform integrations and fusion of proximal and remote sensing datasets to improve soil characterization and mapping. This symposium will provide a unique opportunity that brings together scientists and engineers across a range of disciplines to explore the combined potential of proximal sensing (i.e. near surface geophysics, soil profile probes, etc.) and remote sensing (i.e. UAV, aircraft, and satellite imagery) technologies as related to soil science applications.
See the attached call for papers for details. The deadline for abstracts is June 15th, but submissions received by end of June will be considered. 
ECPA Update
The organisation of the 13th ECPA conference in Budapest is in its final stages. Although travel is still difficult sometimes, we are very confident that the introduction of the EU Digital COVID Certificate will facilitate safe free movement of citizens in the EU. It will become available in all EU Member States as of 1 July 2021, just in time for the ECPA Conference.
The poster session of the 13th ECPA Conference is complete now, we have 20 posters presented online or in-person.
The second day of the Conference is a Technical Tour, where our participants will gain insight into precision agriculture technology solutions adopted and applied on the field through the example of a large Hungarian farming company, KEVE Zrt. The technical tour begins in the outskirts of Baracska, near Budapest, where the technologies of the hosting company are presented through various stations.
ECPA 2021 will host two public side-events, a Hungarian-French B2b Meetings on Precision Agriculture and a workshop organised by the Dutch Embassy.
Registration is still open to all who are interested in Precision Agriculture.
ECPA 2021 registration – ECPA 2021.
For up-to-date information please check our website:
ECPA 2021 – European Conference on Precision Agriculture 2021
13th ECPA Organising Committee
Recordings of the #OFE2021 May Webinar Series are Available
The four #OFE2021 webinars recordings are now available at https://www.ispag.org/Events/OFE both in full-length and in individual presentations formats.
Value Creation. OFE creates value for varied stakeholders, value is shared, and scientific disciplines can contribute.
People and Processes. People are the real key to digital transformation. Transformation occurs when individual changes scale up through their networks and their organizations.
Data and Analytics. Appropriate procedures and well-targeted analytics can be deployed to exploit the valuable data and metadata collected on the farm.
Policy Linkages. Currently, initiatives around OFE are happening in spite of funding mechanisms, career paths and norms favoring traditional experimentation. Harnessing the transformational potential of OFE for agricultural sciences and innovation requires more strategic institutional alignment.
Recording of LATAM webinar now available
Thank you for attending the 2021 Latin American Community webinar. If you were unable to attend the live webinar, the recording is now available and can be found here. We look forward to seeing everyone in the future! 
Precision Ag Defined
The collection of translations of the definition of precision agriculture now includes Ukrainian. The collection includes now 14 translations. See more on the ispag.org website
Upcoming Events
1-4 JUL 2024
AgEng2024 - Agricultural Engineering challenges in existing and new agroecosystems
Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
22 JUL 2024
International Symposium on Robotics & Automation
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
25-27 SEPT 2024
11th International Symposium on Machinery and Mechatronics for Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Bali, Indonesia
15 OCT 2024
São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Precision Livestock Farming
São Paulo, Brazil
27-30 OCT 2024
International Workshop on Hyperspectral and Multispectral Imaging on Agriculture and Geo Applications
Abu Dhabi, UAE
3-5 DEC 2024
3rd African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Kigali, Rwanda
29 JUN - 3 JUL 2025
15th European Conference on Precision Agriculture
Barcelona, Spain 
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