The Federal Government is Giving Smart Agriculture a Boost
The National Science Foundation intends to award as much as $20 million to establish a research institute on AI-Driven Innovation in Agriculture and the Food System. Proposals are due December 4, 2020. https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2020/nsf20604/nsf20604.htm
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is interested in proposals in areas such as smart sensors, robotics, automation, cyber-physical systems, precision and geospatial technologies, and big data for agriculture. https://nifa.usda.gov/sites/default/files/rfa/FY-2021-2022-AFRI-Foundational-and-Applied-Science-RFA-Final-07172020.pdf
Proposed efforts for Fiscal Year 2021 include a competitive grant program for a Farm of the Future testbed for smart and precision agriculture. Congress is urging USDA to identify opportunities for public-private partnerships for next generation precision agriculture technology deployment, and to develop a smart agriculture industry technology roadmap.
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