The application of technology for agriculture will become increasingly computerized in the decades ahead, including moisture sensors, drones, smart irrigation, terrain contour mapping, self driving and GPS enable tractors, advances in ecosystem services, and better soil management can help farmers produce food more sustainably. We see these advancements in agriculture through an LCR (Low Carbon Resilience) lens, whereby producing food more sustainably is a combination of adapting to an environment with changing soils, climatic conditions, and weather, while using technology mitigate and significantly reduce our carbon emissions.

This webinar will touch on the research and technology that is aiming to transform farming entirely. Panelists for this event include:

  • Peter Byck: Peter Byck is a professor of practice at Arizona State University, in both the School of Sustainability and the Cronkite School of Journalism. He is the director, producer and writer of Carbon Nation.
  • Debbie Reed: Debbie Reed has been selected to guide the new ESM Consortium as its Executive Director. Debbie has been working on this project and its activities since its inception. She has focused on GHG mitigation and ecosystem services from the agricultural sector since 1997, having worked at the White House Council on Environmental Quality as the Director of Legislative Affairs and Agricultural Policy; and in the U.S. Senate as a Senior Staff on natural resource and agricultural issues for U.S. Senator Robert Kerrey of Nebraska.
  • Rene Villalobos: J.Rene Villalobos is an associate professor in the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering at Arizona State University. His research interests are in the areas of logistics, automated quality systems, manufacturing systems and applied operations research.
  • Dorn Cox: Is a founding member of the Farm Hack community, the executive director for GreenStart, and a farmer working a 250-acre a multigenerational family farm with his wife, Sarah, and two boys. Dorn’s participatory research focuses on collaborative open source research and development for regenerative agricultural systems. Dorn is also a co-founder of the FarmOS software platform and has developed and shared systems for small-scale grain and oil seeds processing, biofuel production, and no-till and low-till equipment and cover crop systems to increase carbon capture and soil health.

To register for the event on Wednesday October 30 from 1:15 to 2:45 EST click here.