Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education (UASPSE)

All Hands Meeting/UAS Workshop

About The Grant / Poster Session Registration / Hotel
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This is the second year for an event that we expect will become a preeminent regional meeting focused on the methodologies and technologies that enable Digital Agriculture, the associated data challenges, and the resulting insights into complex agricultural and agroecological systems.

Our Objectives


Enable the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in agriculture by developing a public-private collaboration to address the automation of transport, storage, dissemination, and analysis of UAS images and ground characterizations, and how to develop best practices for such data and leverage existing and develop novel computational infrastructure.

Plant Sciences

Help harmonize and automate the Big Data lifecycles in crop science, phenomics, and genomics to improve interoperability of agricultural datasets, databases, and computational resources.


Host webinars, short courses and workshops on critical topics in big data in agriculture in partnership with the Great Plains Network

September 20UAS WorkshopEastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), Mead, NE

A one-day workshop on UAS in agriculture on the use of UAS systems and basic data acquisition and processing will be held on Thursday, September 20 at the Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center (ENREC), 1071 County Road G, Ithica, Nebraska (near Mead). *Space is limited, registration for the workshop will close when full*


September 21All Hands MeetingUNL East Campus Union, GREAT PLAINS ROOM 

The meeting, established by the Midwest Big Data Hub Digital Agriculture Community, a growing network devoted to building partnerships and resources that will address emerging issues in precision agriculture, ecosystem management and services, biosciences, socio-economic impacts, and data-related issues in the agricultural ecosystem, will focus on the methodologies and technologies that enable Digital Agriculture, the associated data challenges, and the resulting insights into complex agricultural and agroecological systems.

Several ongoing projects among biologists, engineers, computer scientists, and allies encompass UAS systems, plant sciences, and the future of education in agriculture. These projects emphasize how we collect and organize data, how we process it, and how we use it to develop statistical and conceptual frameworks to understand complexity in agricultural systems, from molecular to ecological scales.


The Grant / Poster Session

The Grant

*Digital Agriculture: Unmanned Aerial Systems, Plant Sciences and Education (UASPSE) is a Big Data Spoke funded by the National Science Foundation Award #1636865 in collaboration with the Midwest Digital Agriculture Community and the Midwest Big Data Hub.

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Organizers include UND, KSU, ISU, UArk, USDA, PrecisionHawk, and PepsiCo.

More information can be found at

Poster Session

Meeting participants from any discipline or organization are invited to display a poster to help initiate discussion about their specific interests. Posters should address themes relevant to big data in UAS and Plant Sciences, including education and workforce development.

Prizes awarded via audience participation voting!!!

A limited number of travel awards (up to $800) are available for students/faculty presenting posters (industry partners are not eligible).

Poster Guidelines

  • Individuals displaying poster must register for the meeting.
  • Posters should measure no larger than 48" x 48".
  • Large poster boards and push-pins will be provided to hang posters.
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Students, Academics, and Industry Partners are invited to sign up for either/both the UAS Workshop and All Hands Meeting. Cost varies by participant, and limited travel awards are available for faculty/students presenting posters at the meeting. The registration page has options for attending the workshop and or meeting as well as the poster session. Individuals displaying a poster must register for the meeting.

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Hotel Information

There are many hotels within a 10 minute drive to East Campus.

Hilton Garden Inn - $113-$154/night

801 R Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508

The Graduate - $179-$259/night

141 North 9th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

Hyatt Place - $129.00/night

600 Q Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
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or 1-888-492-8847

Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel - $129.00/night
333 S. 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
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1.866.706.7706 or 1.402.474.7474

Country Inn & Suites - $89.00/night
5353 N. 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68521
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Staybridge Suites Lincoln - $89.99-169.99/night

2701 Fletcher Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68504
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