Technology

Danforth Center join in $20M National Artificial Intelligence Research Institute

The National Artificial Intelligence Research Institutes program awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to explore foundational AI goals and innovative uses of AI to develop a prototype autonomous “farm of the future,” anticipating a world in... more »

Automation helps solve specialty crop challenges

With support from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Multi-state Research Fund, researchers at 17 land-grant universities are working together to develop automated systems that work well for labor-intensive specialty crops like fruits, vegetables,... more »

New Artificial Intelligence Institute for Next Generation Food Systems

The University of California, Davis, has been awarded $20 million as part of a multi-institutional collaboration to establish a new institute focused on enabling the next generation food system through the integration of artificial intelligence,... more »

Compac’s UltraView inspection module wins Hi-Tech Award

Compac, part of the Tomra Food family, has won the 2020 NZ Hi-Tech Award for Most Innovative Agritech Solution. This accolade recognizes the innovative technology and customer benefits of UltraView, the groundbreaking inspection module launched... more »

USDA-NIFA and NSF start network of artificial intelligence research institutes

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the National Science Foundation announced Aug. 26 they are establishing seven new artificial intelligence (AI) institutes across the country to accelerate research, expand... more »

Top-10 New Products Competition application period open

World Ag Expo established the Top-10 New Products Competition to encourage and celebrate innovation in agriculture. Since the first year, exhibitors have submitted their best new products for judging and have helped move ag forward... more »

Michigan launches ag disaster GIS viewer for state’s farming community

Michigan’s farming community is certainly no stranger to the challenges thrown at it by Mother Nature. Thankfully, there are several programs to help farmers weather those challenges. In order to help the state’s farmers more... more »

USDA call for comments on future ag innovations answered by PMA

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Vice President of Technology, Vonnie Estes, submitted comments to answer USDA’s “Solicitation of Input from Stakeholders on Agricultural Innovations.” The comments will aid in crafting the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda which... more »


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