Center for Digital Agriculture

$3.9M USDA NIFA Grant Funds ‘Farm of the Future’ Project

Urbana, Ill. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it is funding a new collaboration between two institutes and a research center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that will create an integrated farm of the future in the U.S. Midwest. Titled “I-FARM: Illinois Farming and Regenerative Management,” this $3.9 million, three-year […]

AI Foundry for Agricultural Applications Summer School

AIFARMS is hosting an AI Foundry for Agricultural Applications Summer School from July 11-16th. Participants in the AI Foundry for Agricultural Applications summer school will participate in four days of lectures and virtual activities on topics focused on AI and machine learning in agriculture applications. Students will be mentored by faculty from the Departments of […]

CDA Affiliates featured in WIRED

CDA Affiliates and AIFARMS Thrust 1 lead, Dr. Girish Chowdhary of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and Thrust 5 lead, Dr. Madhu Khanna of Agriculture and Consumer Economics, were featured in WIRED for the work they are doing in Precision Agriculture’ with technologies and farm adoption. Read more here.

Illinois Digital Agriculture Course

The Center for Digital Agriculture is hosting a two week course of lectures and hands-on activities on various topics revolving around digital agriculture. Students will be mentored by faculty and staff members from the crop sciences, animal sciences, and computer science departments in multiple activities on topics like computer coding, data science, IoT, and modern […]

Seminar with Iowa State Dr. Carolyn Lawrence-Dill

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, December 8 at 12:00pm CST! The Center for Digital Agriculture along with UIUC Crop Sciences and Plant Biology are hosting Iowa State University, Associate Dean for Research and Discovery, Dr. Carolyn Lawerence-Dill, Dr. Lawrence-Dill will be presenting on “Teaching Computer to Talk about Phenotypes.” Seminar here


Researchers from the Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) will be part of the newly-announced Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems (CROPPS). The new Center will work to leverage digital solutions and techniques for understanding how plants interact and communicate. Initially funded for five years, the Center is a […]