Big Data is one of the current “buzz words’ in precision agriculture.
We can easily fill computer hard drives with the data we are able to collect today. Just last year the Ohio State Precision Ag Team set a world record for the amount of data collected (18.4 gigabytes) from one corn plant during the growing season. How much is 18.4 gigabytes? Think of it this way. According to the Ohio Country Journal, if you were to collect that much data per plant in a 100 acre field, you would need 360 million file cabinets to store all the data.
Our challenge today is to sort through all the data to determine the amount and type of data we are capable of managing. Dr. John Fulton will address some of these issue in his presentation – “Data Considerations in Today’s Crop Production” at the 2019 Central Ohio Precision Ag Symposium.
The event, hosted by Ohio State University Extension – Knox County and Ag Info Tech will take place Jan. 16 in Waldo, Ohio, at All Occasions Catering. Doors for registration will open at 8:30 a.m. Lessiter Media’s Jack Zemlicka address the current adoption trends in precision ag and insights gained from farmers, dealers and manufacturers on where the industry is headed.
Other morning topics include:
- What Will New Datum Changes Mean to Precision Agriculture, Jeff Jalbrzikowski
- Artificial Intelligence – How is it going to change Our Industry, Tim Norris
Included between these presentations will be time for attendees to meet with sponsors of the events. Following the last presentation, there will be an hour-long lunch break.
After lunch, attendees will be able to go to breakout sessions on topics ranging from manufacturing and technology to data/software updates. The event will finish with a closing presentation from Dr. Scott Shearer on the future of precision agriculture.
This program is sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, AgInfoTech, Advantage Ag & Equipment, Ag Leader, B&B Farm Service, Beck’s, Capstan, Centerra Co-op, Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Channel, Clark Seeds, Climate Corp., Evolution Ag, Farm Credit Services, Farm Mobile, First Knox National Bank, JD Equipment, Ohio Ag Equipment, Precision Planting, Seed Consultants, Smart Ag and Soil-Max.
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