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Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics

K-State will lead the global food system in creating and embracing leading-edge methods that are driven by data, analytics and decision making in near real time.

Enhancing current capabilities

K-State will leverage its computing capacity and artificial intelligence research — as well as expertise in advanced breeding techniques and integrated cropping systems — to attract outside investment and help Kansas become the global leader in Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics, or DAAA.

 

Leveraging geographic advantage

Kansas is uniquely positioned to become the worldwide nexus for the development and deployment of DAAA systems. Our state’s extreme variability of climatic and production conditions makes Kansas a model for U.S. and global dryland and irrigated agricultural regions. K-State owns or leases nearly 30,000 acres of land, making it an ideal laboratory for developing DAAA in the most challenging environments.

 

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Increasing institutional coordination

Collaboration with other Kansas institutions — such as geographic information systems and remote sensing with the University of Kansas and robotics with Wichita State University — will maximize economic impact of DAAA research, teaching and training activities.

 

Integration across disciplines

DAAA advancements made across campuses will transform food production from reactive to predictive, giving farmers, ranchers and other producers what they need to make better-informed and more profitable decisions. By unifying core disciplines, K-State will magnify our assets for global prominence.

 

Hardware and software development

K-State will lead the development of new sensors and other point-of-decision crop and livestock tools: portable computing, enhanced battery and power delivery systems, software development and integration of existing equipment.

 

Workforce development

K-State will communicate private-sector demands for a digital agriculture workforce to better inform the state’s educational system. This includes working closely with other organizations on K-12 STEM education to produce a computationally literate workforce. Our initiative in DAAA will grow existing Kansas businesses, attract new, outside investment and create family-sustaining jobs to advance Kansas beyond its current national rank as a Top-15 technology state.

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