Global Food

Unlocking the agricultural data revolution

During ‘Unlocking the Agricultural Data Revolution,’ a two-day virtual event convened in fall 2020 by the University of Minnesota*, sponsored by FFAR and UMII and hosted by GEMS and IRSA with significant coordination by OpenRivers, experts across industries and sectors came together to discuss critical topics in data ownership, applications, outcomes and usage. More than 440 people, including 73 students, registered to attend. They delved into myriad topics, such as ‘collaborating and creating with farmers,’ ‘improving sustainable ag production with data,’ data privacy and cybersecurity’ — and much more.