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Tuesday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The Future Farm Is Now: Can Robots Feed the World?

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Food production is increasingly a high-tech job. Today’s farmers are using new innovations to maximize their yields and productivity - including wearable computers capable of displaying real-time weather and environmental data, sensors that monitor temperature and soil moisture, and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) responsible for hyper-efficient crop dusting and pest control. This panel will examine the technology currently being used in fields across the globe, forward-thinking research revolutionizing the precision agriculture field, and the ethical issues inherent in our ever-evolving food system.

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Jeff Caldwell

Multimedia/News EditorSuccessful Farming & Agriculture.comI'm an editor for Successful Farming magazine and Agriculture.com. I have accumulated experience in generating and managing multimedia media content, developing and working within multiple content management systems and managing... Read More →
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Dev Shrestha

Assoc ProfessorCollege of Agricultural and Life Sciences at University of IdahoDev Shrestha is an Associate Professor at University of Idaho. One of his research foci is in Instrumentation and Robotics. He used machine vision to detect weed identification in corn fields. He developed... Read More →

Tuesday March 11, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Radisson Town Lake, Riverside Ballroom

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