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ISPA Newsletter 9(12): Abstract Deadline, Spanish Ministry of Ag, Upcoming Events, Jobs Listing, Contribute
Dec 21, 2021
Abstract Deadline This Friday, December 24th
The final deadline for the submission of abstracts to the 15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture is this Friday, 24 DEC 2021. Please submit your abstract this week. All abstracts will be reviewed and notifications of acceptance, rejection, or conditional acceptance will be sent to the corresponding authors by 31 JAN 2022. 
The 15th ICPA to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, 26-29 JUNE 2022. 
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Food - Royal Decree
In November 2nd, the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fishery and Food issued a regulation announcing a subsidy to help farmers implement more sustainable and competitive solutions. It is quite interesting because farmers can apply for subsidies to purchase PA related equipment but they have to provide a small project to get them describing what are they going to buy, why, how will they use it, what is the compatibility with other equipment, etc. They can also apply for software licenses. And they have to include a dissemination plan with the results obtained and a 25 h training plan they have to follow. The good thing is that the Ministry used the ISPA definition of PA and included in the decree. See article 3, section q.
Real Decreto 948/2021, de 2 de noviembre, por el que se establecen las bases reguladoras para la concesión de ayudas estatales destinadas a la ejecución de proyectos de inversión dentro del Plan de impulso de la sostenibilidad y competitividad de la agricultura y la ganadería (III) en el marco del Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia.
Royal Decree 948/2021, of November 2, which establishes the regulatory bases for the granting of state aid for the execution of investment projects within the Plan to promote the sustainability and competitiveness of agriculture and livestock (III) within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan.
This is the link to the decree: https://www.boe.es/eli/es/rd/2021/11/02/948
The VISION Conference
ISPA is a partner in promoting the PrecisionAg VISION Conference to be held 18-19 JAN 2022 in Glendale, Arizona, USA.
Agribusiness technology is fast-evolving with the rate of development and adoption driving transformational change. As the ag ecosystem grows increasingly more digitized and data-driven, the VISION Conference is the platform that convenes leadership across industry sectors with aligned partners to shape a forward-looking, strategic roadmap for integrating innovations. Meet with the innovators developing interoperable solutions for the food value chain. Find out how the next generation of autonomous equipment, handhelds, and other ag systems are transforming the industry.
Learn more and register at: https://www.thevisionconference.com/ 
Upcoming Events
17-19 APR 2023
AI in Agriculture: Innovation and Discovery to Equitably Meet Producer Needs and Perceptions
Orlando, Florida, United States 
18-19 MAY 2023
Integrative Precision Agriculture - Local Solutions Through Global Advances
Athens, Georgia, United States
2-6 JUL 2023
14th European Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Bologna, Italy
18-19 SEPT 2023
6th Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures
Harper Adams University, England
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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