Smart Dairy Farming: a cooperative perspective – Presented by Ynte de Vries, Foundation SmartDairyFarming

Ynte de Vries

Smart Dairy Farming: a cooperative perspective – Presented by Ynte de Vries, Foundation SmartDairyFarming, at the Smart Farming Conference, Jun 29, 2017, in Venlo, The Netherlands.

SmartDairyFarming is developing a digital highway for farm-generated data. With the farmer’s consent, a data hub is used as a platform to release this data for a variety of applications. This information is retrieved from various sensors and other technological devices on the farm. The data can be applied in decision-making models, process descriptions and advisory products that farmers can use to take better-informed management decisions relating to animal health, fertility and nutrition. Making better decisions will in turn lead to healthier, longer-lived cattle with higher lifetime production.

About Ynte de Vries

Ynte de Vries is Program Manager at Foundation SmartDairyFarming.

About Foundation SmartDairyFarming

SmartDairyFarming is developing a digital highway for farm-generated data. With the farmer’s consent, a data hub is used as a platform to release this data for a variety of applications. The data can be applied in decision-making models, process descriptions and advisory products that farmers can use to take better-informed management decisions relating to animal health, fertility and nutrition. Continue reading “Smart Dairy Farming: a cooperative perspective – Presented by Ynte de Vries, Foundation SmartDairyFarming”

Natassa Antoniou, EARSC, will speak at Smart Farming Conference

Natassa Antoniou

Natassa Antoniou, EARSC (European Association of Remote Sensing Companies), will speak at the Smart Farming Conference about “Smart is the New Green – Earth Observation Technologies for a Sustainable Agriculture”. The conference takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Modern agriculture relies ever more on the availability of accurate and constant information from a variety of data and services. Farmers want to know the condition of their crops and livestock and forecast correctly the yield etc. Earth Observation has a clear potential to help address these agricultural needs providing precise information from soil quality monitoring to agriculture draught assessment. Meanwhile, governments want to make sure modern agriculture does not have a contrary impact on natural resources. Using Earth Observation technologies for observing and providing evidence of environmental compliance is a great tool to monitor and enforce environmental legislation. This presentation will illustrate how Earth Observation technologies contribute to a more sustainable agriculture and improve the regulatory compliance and enforcement of environmental laws.

About Natassa Antoniou
Natassa supports the Market Development activities of EARSC by developing links with other organisations representing market sectors for EARSC members. Throughout her career, she has been focusing on raising awareness about benefits and applications of geospatial technologies for governance, businesses and citizen and closely cooperating with several Inter-Governmental organizations (eg. GEO, UNSPIDER, ESA, EC). Continue reading “Natassa Antoniou, EARSC, will speak at Smart Farming Conference”

Mind Commerce is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference

Mind Commerce is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

About Mind Commerce
Mind Commerce is your trusted source for research and strategic analysis focused on digital technologies and the telecommunications industry.  Our reports provide key trends, projections, and in-depth analysis for infrastructure, platforms, devices, applications, services, emerging business models and opportunities.Key focus areas for Mind Commerce include:Cloud Computing, Data Technologies, and the Internet of Things. Contact us today for an initial discussion and/or briefing about our research. Continue reading “Mind Commerce is Media Partner of Smart Farming Conference”

Precision Livestock Farming – Presented by E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij, HAS University of Applied Science

E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij

Precision Livestock Farming – Presented by E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij, HAS University of Applied Science at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

With increasing farm sizes and more animals for the farmer to take care of, giving each individual animal the attention it needs is becoming more difficult. Precision Livestock Farming uses (sensor) technology to monitor the health and behaviour of all animals in the herd, thus assisting the farmer in his management. The purpose of this monitoring is to detect deviations from the expected values and improve animal health, animal welfare and efficiency of animal production. In this presentation Lenny van Erp will give an overview of current and upcoming technologies in precision livestock farming.

About E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij
Lenny van Erp has an MSc in Animal Science and a PhD in Veterinary Science, with farm animal health and behaviour as field of expertise. She focuses on precision livestock farming, with projects on (sensor)technology and data in farm animals. At HAS University she initiated the Precision Farming Platform and the Minor Smart Farming. Continue reading “Precision Livestock Farming – Presented by E. (Lenny) van Erp-van der Kooij, HAS University of Applied Science”

The role of drone mapping in agriculture: the value behind the Index Maps – Presented by Jorge Fernandez, Pix4D

Jorge Fernandez

The role of drone mapping in agriculture: the value behind the Index Maps – Presented by Jorge Fernandez, Pix4D at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Drones are going to play a key role in the Precision Agriculture Industry. As the world’s population increases exponentially, while most arable land is already in use, agriculture needs to become more efficient to supply after this increasing demand. The goal of the presentation is to show the behind the scenes of the Index maps, as well as showcase several key use cases that illustrate the potential of this technology.

About Jorge Fernandez
With a background on Image Processing from ITC,  Jorge is responsible for the vision of Pix4D in the Agriculture industry. Advancing product strategy by managing internal engineering resources, and coordinating communications with key stakeholders and media. Continue reading “The role of drone mapping in agriculture: the value behind the Index Maps – Presented by Jorge Fernandez, Pix4D”

The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging

bert rijk

The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging  at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Drones have the potential to change the way we look at agriculture forever. The birds eye view, combined with infrared sensors allows us to see the invisible. Value of using such technology however does not lie in the technology, but in the analysis which it enables. Combining agronomy, remote sensing and data science with integrated sensing will enable the future of farming.

About Bert Rijk
Growing up on a farm, Bert learned to harvest the result of hard work. During his study in Wageningen, he learned to combine agriculture with technology on the balance of practice and science. Currently developing a worldwide drone service network for agriculture and building advanced analytics.

About Aurea Imaging
Aurea has been actively involved in the drone sector since 2008. A deep understanding of agriculture allows Aurea to be effective in this booming sector. Currently developing a network of service providers in Europe and Latin America to enable global, standardized data acquisition for our corporate clients. Continue reading “The real value of drones is not in drones – Presented by Bert Rijk, Aurea Imaging”

Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers

Allard Martinet

Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers BV at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

in this presentation we will give an overview of current and future solutions, challenges, easy-wins and what will come. The technology is available, how to adopt it? Agricultural applications will be faster to implement than automotive, but how can we benefit from each other?

About Allard Martinet
After graduating Agricultural Engineering in Wageningen, Allard Martinet has worked in various positions in Dutch companies related to high tech farming, GPS, robotics and sprayers. He is currently responsible for sales and new business at Precision Makers BV

About Precision Makers BV
Precision Makers BV is probably one of the few companies focusing on automating the green sector and has a track record of already 10 years providing high tech automated/driverless vehicles to golf courses, sports fields, agriculture and orchards. These solutions are running worldwide. Continue reading “Autonomous vehicles in agriculture – where are we? – Presented by Allard Martinet, Precision Makers”

LIOF is Content Partner for Smart Farming Conference

LIOF

LIOF is Content Partner for Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.

About LIOF

With over 40 employees, LIOF is the implementation organization of regional economic policy for the province of Limburg. LIOF helps SMEs from ‘start to finish’ with innovations and the development of new business. We finance the start and growth of promising SMEs. LIOF also recruits foreign companies and ensures that their location and development in Limburg is smooth. Finally, LIOF creates the conditions for further development of industry and logistics.Whatever your question, we are waiting for you! www.liof.nl. Continue reading “LIOF is Content Partner for Smart Farming Conference”

Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2

Martin van Rijn

Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2 BV at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

Water plays an important role in agriculture, especially waterlevels of groundwater and surface water. Besides, the fields around urban areas fulfil also a role as buffers for temporary water storage of urban excess water. This off course can lead to conflicting interests.

In the project “Transparant Polder” SenZ2 introduced the cost-efficient LEVELRADAR to enable farmers to monitor waterlevels of ground water and surface water easy, accurately and in real-time. The data can also be shared instantly with local water authorities to create a shared awareness. This forms the basis of a good dialogue to balance the different interests. Continue reading “Transparant Watermanagement in Polders and Fields – Presented by Martin van Rijn, SenZ2”

Utilizing smart, internet connected closed loop ecosystems to overcome challenges in feeding the world’s population – Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM

Karthik Ranjan

Utilizing smart, internet connected closed loop ecosystems to overcome challenges in feeding the world’s population – Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM at the Smart Farming Conference, which takes place on Jun 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo, The Netherlands.

UN projections estimate the world climb to well over 9 billion by 2050, combined with increasing water scarcity and reduced arable land, this presents us with many challenges to grow enough food to feed these people. Fortunately internet connectivity combined with innovations in technology and biochemistry  are on the horizon promising to deliver innovative sensing solutions to optimize use of resources and enable precision farming to become a reality.   This talk will explore the end to end ecosystem of precision farming looking at soil sensing to plant image sensing and how connectivity will drive increased yield in the future. Continue reading “Utilizing smart, internet connected closed loop ecosystems to overcome challenges in feeding the world’s population – Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM”