On 5/29 Steven Wolf organized a discussion of the environmental and policy implications of the division of labor between farmers and off-farm actors in development of data-intensive farming. The panel featured the farm perspective, as well as upstream and downstream actors in supply chains.
Andrew Nelson, WA dryland farmer of 9000 acres and software developer working with Microsoft
Chuck Spencer, Government Affairs for GrowMark, a large IL cooperative supplying fertilizer and chemicals to farmers
Christy Slay, Technical Integration (development of metrics), The Sustainability Consortium
This panel discussion was session 3 of a larger workshop program
Tidball, senior extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources, in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, served as a consultant to members of the New York State Senate on the Outdoor Rx Act, a bill that seeks to make it easier for veterans to access New York state’s scenic and restorative outdoor spaces.