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ISPA Newsletter 10(5): 15th ICPA Updates, 5th Online Symposium for Agri-Tech, AAPA, OFE Data Guidelines, FIRA, Upcoming Events, Jobs Listing, Contribute
May 10, 2022
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
5th Online Symposium on Agri-Tech Economics for Sustainable Futures
This year’s Symposium is again being jointly organised by the Global Institute for Agri-Tech Economics at Harper Adams University (UK), and the International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA) Economics Community on 19-20 September 2022. We will be hosting a special session focused on ‘Economics and Adoption of Precision Agriculture’ and we encourage ISPA members to consider submitting a paper or abstract that they would like to present as part of this session, or any other session. Abstract or paper submission closes on 1 July 2022.
Visit https://www.agritechecon.co.uk/ for more information. Registration will open in June, and will be free to ISPA members. 
African Association for Precision Agriculture
APNI has founded the African Association for Precision Agriculture (AAPA).  The main objective of the AAPA will be to work as an organized group to contribute to the development of PA in Africa and to engage the global PA community through scientific, informative, extension, and training activities. The AAPA board will also have responsibilities to help plan the next APNI-hosted AfCPA in 2022.
Find our most recent newsletter at https://paafrica.org/AAPA
Results of the OFE-C Survey on Social Media Usage
Based on the results below, it seems like LinkedIn is, by a small margin, the preferred social media platform of our group. Due to the spread of use across multiple platforms, it may be good to consider a multi-platform communication strategy, broadcasting content on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn simultaneously. Another outcome of this survey is noticing that there seem to be few students in our group. We encourage you to inform your students about the OFE-C and tell them that they can sign up for free here.
Who were the survey respondents.
You are... %
A scientist 66.7
An extensionist 13.3
A farmer 4.4
A student 0
Others 15.6
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)
Upcoming Events
17-18 JAN 2023
The VISION Conference
Glendale, Arizona, United States
7-9 FEB 2023
World FIRA 2023 - The Ag Robotics Forum
Toulouse, France
8 FEB 2023
Alabama Precision Ag Workshops - Athens State University 
Athens State University, Alabama, United States 
28 FEB 2023
Alabama Precision Ag Workshops - Eastgate Park
Eastgate Park, Alabama, United States 
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
Do you have an event that would be of interest to our members? Send us an email to let us know.
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