Friday, 15 January 2016

Connecting the Field to the Internet Seminar

We welcome you to attend the Seminar - Agriculture 4.0: Connecting the Field to the Internet presented by Dr. Scott Shearer; Professor and Chair, Ohio State University, Dept. of Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering.

Friday, January 22, 2016 - 3:30 to 4:30 pm
University of Guelph School of Engineering
Thornbrough Building, Room 1307

There is no cost, or registration required to attend, however in-person space is limited. A Webcast option is available and connection instructions can be found below.

Seminar Topic
Understanding "Big Data" and the "IoT" (Internet of Things) will be increasingly important for crop production professionals as we move into the fourth revolution of agriculture.   Scott will include discussion of impacts of historical changes in equipment weight and design and how it is exceeding the capacity of the land to support it and with climate change, soil health and other factors is likely to lead to adoption of smaller autonomous equipment. Scott will address this session from the standpoint of crop production, soils, engineering, and policy implications that the academic, extension and policy communities should have on their radar.

Speaker Overview
Dr. Scott A. Shearer is Professor and Chair of the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering at The Ohio State University.  His current and past research efforts focus on spectral and spatial image processing for classifying agricultural settings, controls and methodologies for metering and spatial distribution of inputs (seed, fertilizer and chemicals) for grain crop production, and autonomous multi-vehicle field production systems.

Scott is one of our speakers for the FarmSmart Ag Conference ( on Saturday January 23nd at the University of Guelph.  Scott is available to join us on Friday and we are taking the opportunity to have him speak to OMAFRA staff, University Faculty and Industry Partners on Friday January 22nd at 3:30pm, in University of Guelph Thornbrough Building Room 1307

Webcast Information
Those of you who are unable to attend in person can use the following instructions to participate by webcast via Adobe Connect:

To be a participant of this presentation as a webinar please go to:

Remote people will enter the room as a ' guest ' and just need to type in their name.

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