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ISPA Newsletter 10(4): ICPA Conference Updates, FIRA, Upcoming Events, Jobs Listing, Contribute
Apr 14, 2022
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15th International Conference on Precision Agriculture
 

The 15th ICPA Is In Ten Days!


 
15th ICPA Conference Registration

Register Today To Attend The Conference In-Person or Virtually

The conference will include over 200 Oral and Poster presentations on a wide range of Precision Agriculture topics. 
Register for the conference here
 
In addition to the Oral and Poster programs, conference attendees have the opportunity to attend two Pre-Conference Workshops and a Post-Conference Tour. 
 
Learn more about the Google Earth Engine and the Data-Intensive Farm Management workshops here
 
Learn more about the Post-Conference Tour here.  The Post-Conference Tour will visit the Minnesota Robotics Institute and The Precision Ag Center. 
 

Conference Hotel

Call to Reserve Your Room

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center for the 15th ICPA at a discounted room rate.
To book your room call +1 612-349-4000. Make sure to mention ISPA to receive the conference room rate. The discounted rate is only available until the block is full. 
15th ICPA Hotel
 

ISPA Board Elections 

ISPA Board Elections

ISPA Board Elections Are Now Open

All active ISPA members have the opportunity to vote for the next ISPA Board President Elect and ISPA Board Secretary.  
 
Voting is open now through 22 June 2022.  You will need to sign in to your ISPA account to access your ballot.  
 
To learn more about the candidates and to cast your vote, please click here
 
 
FIRA
The International Forum for Agricultural Robotics (French acronym = FIRA will launch FIRA USA in Fresno, Calif. Oct. 18-20, 2022 to provide autonomous systems and robots to California and North America growers. Jointly organized between the French association GOFAR, the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Western Growers Association and the Fresno-Merced Future of Food (F3) Initiative, FIRA USA 2022 will bring together specialty crop growers, robot manufacturers, industrials, academics, technologists, startups and investors for three days of problem-solving, decision making and planning. (https://www.fira-agtech.com/event/fira-usa)
8th Conference on the International Nitrogen Initiative
Conference documentation of INI2021—the 8th Conference of the International Nitrogen Initiative—has recently been published by the German Environment Agency and can be found under https://www.umweltbundesamt.de/publikationen/ini2021-8th-global-nitrogen-conference. The report contains a summary of the sessions as well as links to the abstracts and presentations. There is also a special article collection in Environmental Research Letters and Environmental Research Communication, available at https://iopscience.iop.org/journal/1748-9326/page/Focus_on_Reactive_Nitrogen.
Agriculture and the Research Data Alliance
Agricultural data have become increasingly important for the national and global development and sustainability strategies. Food policies, rural development, natural resource management, all benefit from the efforts to make agricultural data and knowledge more accessible. Numerous initiatives are driving the movement to open up access to agricultural data worldwide. These initiatives yielded the amount and the complexity of data, raising the need for integrated systems able to manage the heterogeneous, large volumes of data derived from different sources. The Research Data Alliance (RDA) Interest group on Agricultural Data (IGAD; https://www.rd-alliance.org/rda-disciplines/rda-and-agriculture) was set up in 2013 and it now counts over 100 members from across the globe. IGAD is a discipline-specific group that promotes good practices in the research domain, including data sharing policies, data management plans, and data interoperability and provides a forum for sharing experiences and providing visibility to research and work in agricultural data. Furthermore IGAD has served as a platform that has led to the creation of a series of focused domain-specific Working Groups.
Upcoming Events
14-16 SEP 2022
PHAB 2021
The Hague, The Netherlands

19-20 SEP 2022
5th Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures
Harper Adams University, United Kingdom
https://www.agritechecon.co.uk/
 
22-24 SEP 2022
1st International Precision Agriculture Pakistan Conference
Rawalpindi, Pakistan
 
18-20 OCT 2022
FIRA USA 2022
Fresno, California, United States
 
7-9 DEC 2022
2nd African Conference on Precision Agriculture
Nairobi, Kenya
 
2-6 JUL 2023
14th European Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Bologna, Italy
 
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
Jobs Listing
Do you have a job you would like to post to the ISPA website? Please send your job announcement, a short description, and cutoff deadline for applications to info@ispag.org
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