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ISPA Newsletter 11(2): PRAG Editor-In-Chief and Board, 2022 Annual Financial Report, PrecisionU Webinars, ISPA Social Media
Feb 14, 2023
Springer Journal of Precision Agriculture Editorial Board
Dr. Davide Cammarano

Dr. John Stafford

Dr. James Lowenberg-DeBoer 
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Davide Cammarano, the new Editor-In-Chief of The Springer Journal, Precision Agriculture!
Thank you to his predecessors, Dr. James Lowenberg-DeBoer and Dr. John Stafford, for their dedication to the journal. 
The Springer Journal of Precision Agriculture is available to ISPA members through the ISPA website.  The journal presents the most innovative results emerging from research in the field of precision agriculture.  It provides an effective forum for disseminating original and fundamental research and experience in the rapidly advancing area of precision farming.  To learn more, view the Precision Agriculture Journal here
Editorial Board
Viacheslav I. Adamchuk, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Victor Alchanatis, ARO-The Volcani Center, Bet Dagan, Israel
Juliane Bendig, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences, Research Centre Juelich, Juelich, Germany
Annamaria Castrignanò, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy
Tao Cheng, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Svend Christensen, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Horsens, Denmark
Yafil Cohen, ARO-The Volcani Centre, Rishon-Le'Zion, Israel   
James M. Lowenberg DeBoer, Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, UK
Alexandre Escolà, Universitat de Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Spyros Fountas, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece
Emilio Gil, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain
Yanbo Huang, USDA-ARS, MS, USA
Ruth Kerry, Brigham Young University, UT, USA
Dayton Lambert, Oklahoma State University, OK, USA
Yang Li, Shihezi University, Xinjiang, China
Yuxin Miao, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
Dimitrios Moshou, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece     
David Mulla, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
Margaret Oliver, University of Reading, Reading, UK
Gonzalo Pajares, University Complutense of Madrid, Madrid, Spain            
Manuel Perez-Ruiz, Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain 
Kristin Piikki, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Skara, Sweden
Jim Schepers, University of Nebraska, NE, USA
John Stafford, Silsoe Solutions, Bedford, UK
Kenneth Sudduth, USDA Agricultural Research Service, MO, USA
James Taylor, INRAE, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Bruno Tisseyre, Montpellier SupAgro, Montpellier, France
Jaap van Bergeijk, AGCO corporation, KS, USA
Ole Wendroth, University of Kentucky, KY, USA                    
Brett Whelan, ACPA, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Chenghai Yang, USDA-ARS, TX, USA
Country Representative - Gabor Milics
Country Representative - Gabor Milics
Country Representatives serve to help promote ISPA by championing the ISPA mission and purpose globally, in particular, in the country they represent. ISPA is growing internationally so Country Representatives remain an important position to help ISPA best serve people, groups, governments and others, globally connecting them to science and experts.
Please join us in thanking ISPA Country Representative from Hungary, Gabor Milics. 
If you are interested in becoming a Country Representative, please email info@ispag.org with your bio highlighting your experience in precision agriculture and your CV.  ISPA requires that all Country Representatives are current members of the society. To become a member, please complete the membership form.  
2022 Annual ISPA Report

The 2022 Annual ISPA Financial Report is now available

Current ISPA members can view the report here.
If you are interested in becoming a member please fill out the form here.
We are happy to say that our membership has grown in the last year from 324 at the end of 2021 to 374 at the end of 2022!
We also have 34 Country Representatives from 27 different countries!
*Data current as of 31 December 2022
Agriculture Education Courses Database
A mission of the ISPA is to further education in precision agriculture across the globe. In order to strengthen that incitive, ISPA will be compiling a list of current agriculture courses offered by colleges and universities and an outcome of the recent 2022 membership survey. Please complete the survey to let us know about a course or courses you instruct or a course(s) you have participated in. If you would like to submit a survey for multiple courses, please complete a new form for each course.
Submit your agriculture course(s) here
Agriculture Education Course Database
Ohio State 2023 PrecisionU Webinars on Autonomy at the Farm
The Ohio State Digital Ag Team organized three webinars as part of their Precision University series focused on “Autonomy on the Farm.”  The information shared by panelists and presenters provided an excellent overview of various aspects of making autonomous farm machinery available and successfully implemented on Ohio Farms.  The information also very applicable to others outside of Ohio.  The recorded webinars are available to watch at the Ohio State Precision Ag YouTube Page, @ohiostateprecisionag9203, or by using the following links.
  • Regulations for Autonomous Equipment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAbpli9JgcI&t=549s
    • Hear from Nick Hegemier (Managing Director, Infrastructure DriveOhio) and John Welsh (Aviation Safety Inspector, Airworthiness, Federal Aviation Administration / FAA) as they discuss the rules and regulations related to the adoption of autonomous equipment on farms in Ohio.
  • Automation on the Farm - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHd-e94DX_M&t=3105s
    • Listen as farmers Charlie Troxell and Luke Harbage from South Charleston, Ohio USA discuss with Dr. John Fulton from Ohio State University where autonomy could fit into their row crop operations and their interest in adopting this technology.
  • Ohio Rural Broadband Initiative - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hW2wdsQNm8
    • This webinar features Jonathan Spendlove (John Deere), Dr. Scott Shearer (Ohio State), Matt Aultman (Darke County Ohio Commissioner), and Steven Strickland (Director, Partnerships and Channels, Ericsson Inc.) discussing the needs and challenges related to connectivity and rural broadband access in Ohio.
Upcoming Events
24-26 OCT 2023
10th Asian-Australasian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA)
Putrajaya, Malaysia
26-31 OCT 2023
International Show of Agriculture, Agricultural Machinery & Fishing
Tunis, Tunisia
3-5 NOV 2023
1st International Conference on Innovative Technologies for Climate Change
Sousse, Tunisia
5 & 7 DEC 2023
#OFE2023 Farmer-centric On-Farm Experimentation 
8-11 JAN 2024
2024 International Conference for On-Farm Precision Experimentation
United States
3-5 APR 2024
3rd Latin American Conference on Precision Agriculture (CLAP) and the 1st Dominican Congress on Precision Agriculture
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
21-24 JUL 2024
16th International Conference on Precision Agriculture 
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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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