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ICAT Playdate: Adapting to Climate Change: Embracing Transformation through Data-Driven Innovation

Ended Sep 8, 2023
1 credit

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Term: Fall 2023

Date: September 8th, 2023

Time: 8:30am - 9:30am

Location: Community Assembly in the Creativity + Innovation District Living-Learning Community

Instructor: Phyllis Newbill

Presented By: Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT)



Climate change - changes in weather, water availability, plant disease occurrence, and crop regional adaptation patterns - significantly alters the various factors affecting production of vegetable crops. As a result, making timely predictions and decisions on when, where, and how crops can grow is critical for growers. VT-ARC is leading a National Science Foundation Convergence project with researchers across the university, Agricultural Research and Extension Centers and 4-H, the Center for Advanced Innovation in Agriculture, the Center for Economic and Community Engagement, and the Center for Educational Networks and Impacts to develop a tool that integrates multiple datasets—biological data, imagery, weather, soil chemistry, and open-source data—to derive actionable insights for vegetable growers. In this talk we describe how we are using User-Inquiry Outreach to design impactful technologies and workforce development programs.

Speakers: Matt Wolfe, Kang Xia, Ashley Posthumous, & Lisa McNair