LSU students hear about innovations in agriculture

As farm tractors across the globe move through fields, small sensors about the size of a hockey puck gather hundreds of thousands of data points — soil moisture, engine torque, down-force planting pressure and the speed at which a farmer is driving the equipment.

This is agriculture in the digital age.

But what do farmers do with all this data? That is where Steven Ward comes in.

Ward, an alumnus of the LSU College of Agriculture, is a Bayer Scientific Fellow and senior director of geospatial sciences at The Climate Corporation based in San Francisco.

He spoke on the LSU campus as part of the LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Speaker Series and presented a lecture to LSU AgCenter faculty and the public.


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