Institute for Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics
Developing and expanding digital agriculture capacities to enhance the lives of Kansans, now and into the future.
Forging a Sustainable Future
The Kansas State University Institute for Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics, or ID3A, is a people-centered interdisciplinary collective transforming learning, research and outreach around digital technologies and advanced analytical methods to enhance agricultural, environmental and socioeconomic decision-making. The Institute is the first interdisciplinary institute launched under the Next-Gen K-State Strategic Plan.
In action, our efforts include integrating digital technologies like sensors and robotics with artificial intelligence, as well as fostering analytical and visualization systems to enable producers to make more rapid and informed decisions. Additionally, we work to train future producers and researchers on how to use these technologies and methods wisely to yield data-informed decisions, help optimize resource utilization and make agricultural practices more sustainable and resilient. Ultimately, the convergence of the distinctive disciplines within this Institute serves to enhance problem-solving approaches and recommendations, strengthening the the collective effort toward solving some of the most pressing food, water, energy and environmental issues both in Kansas and around the world.
"Engineering and computer science play a pivotal role in the interdisciplinary research required to create new technologies that address current and future challenges the agricultural industry faces to meet the demands of a growing society. The ID3A group is spearheading this innovation, and we are active in our support for this initiative because of the potential it has to further integrate the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering into one of the most important pieces of the Kansas economy in agriculture."
- Matt O'Keefe, Dean, Carl R. Ice College of Engineering
- Ernie Minton, Eldon Gideon Dean, College of Agriculture and Director, K-State Research and Extension
- Chris Culbertson, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences