There are many buzz words and initiatives in the ag industry: sustainability, traceability, organic, regenerative, and climate smart to name a few but what do they all have in common? Data, and more specifically data farmers are being driven to collect from several sources, organize, and then share with a multitude of stakeholders. And much of this data goes far beyond what is currently utilized for governmental or insurance reporting. What are the implications for farms and their relationships with other organizations as the needed to generate or share data grows.
Why everyone should care about the global water crisis
The global demand for water is set to outstrip supply by 56 percent in 2030. Drought conditions coupled with extreme flooding and severe storms are costing farmers billions of dollars in lost production and jeopardizing food security around the world. This discussion with Land O’Lakes, Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Beth Ford will highlight why water is at the top of her priority list, current initiatives farmers are implementing to preserve our water supply and the need for a comprehensive, long-term water sustainability strategy.
The Space for Ag initiative within the Earth Science division of NASA promotes the use of Earth observation to strengthen food and water security, support market stability, and protect human livelihood. Together with the National Drought Mitigation Center, a Nebraska producer, and an ag tech entrepreneur, this discussion will focus on promoting food security, water resources and agricultural resilience through the use of satellite data and space technology.