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13th ICPA and InfoAg 2016
The dates for the 13th International Conference on Precision Agriculture have been announced. The 13th ICPA will be 31 July through 4 August 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The ICPA will be held in conjunction with the InfoAg conference. The goal is to build communication between the scientific community and practitioners of precision ag technologies. 
6th ACPA: Abstract submission open
The Sixth Asian Conference on Precision Agriculture (ACPA2015) will be held on November 16-20, 2015 at South China Agricultural University, Guangzhou, China. Abstracts due May 31st. More information at www.acpa2015.org
ISPA at the Geospatial World Forum
Your International Society for Precision Agriculture will be represented at the Geospatial World Forum (25-29 May 2015, Lisbon, Portugal) with President-Elect Nicolas Tremblay presenting an invited lecture in the GeoAgri segment: “Geospatial Information: A Bridge for the Transfer of Past and Future Science to the Farmers”.
New Technologies for Smallholder Farmer Value Chains
ICTforAg  is a free 1-day conference to be held on June 3, 2015 in Washington DC. ICTforAg will bring together +150 thought leaders and decision makers in agriculture, technology, and international development to examine how new technologies can empower smallholder farmers, and the value chains that support them. The conference will take a particular interest in precision technologies, from mobile apps, to sensors, and satellites, but will keep the discussion inclusive of all possible ICTs, including digital financial services, agribusiness IT systems, and extension agent support technologies.
10th ECPA: Program available and reduced registration rates
10th European Conference on Precision Agriculture, Volcani Center, Israel, July 12-16, 2015. Reduced registration rates available until May 31stScientific program now available.
2015 International Stewardship Symposium
2015 International Stewardship Symposium, July 14 – 15, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta. Panel discussions include: Framework for Increasing Soil Quality; Better Access to Inputs for Smallholders in Africa; Climate-smart Agriculture; Metrics for Sustainable Agriculture.
How to end the fertilizer guessing game
This is a blog posting highlighting farmer networks and on-farm research.
FutureFarm final report released
The full project title of FutureFarm, a European Union research project under the Framework 7 Program (FP7), is "Meeting the challenges of the farm of tomorrow by integrating Farm Management Information Systems to support real-time management decisions and compliance to standards." The funding is under the Cooperation programme of the FP7. The project final reporthas been released.
InfoAg 2015
The next InfoAg will be held 28-30 July 2015 in St. Louis (Missouri, USA). The conference attracted over 1,000 attendees in each of the last two years and its program and exhibit hall are full with researchers, consultants, and vendors with experience in a wide array of precision ag technologies. It is a great place to learn, share, and network with others involved in practical applications of technology in agriculture. 
Advancements in the field of UAV geospatial data acquisition
GeoUAV, 1-2 October 2015, LA GRANDE MOTTE, France. The aim of the GeoUAV Workshop is to present advancements in the field of UAV geospatial data acquisition for civil usages. Themes and topics will include general purpose technological and data processing developments as well as application domains such as agriculture, environment, civil engineering, archeology, etc. Using technology for efficient farm practices: Illinois producer uses technology to bring information from field to office for maximum efficiency.
The EUROSOIL Congress that will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) between 17 July and 22 July 2016.


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