ALS 1110

ALS 1110

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

The goal of this course is to expose students to the breadth and diversity of applications of digital tools in modern agriculture with special emphasis on food production systems. We will explore and discuss the main drivers of the digital transformation in agriculture at a local and global scale. Special emphasis will be placed on the integration of basic concepts of systems biology, data science, and engineering. The socio-economic implications of deployment and utilization of digital tools will be covered. Examples of development, deployment, and post-implementation assessment of digital tools for improving the sustainability of plant and animal food production systems will be discussed. Ultimately, students will recognize the need for interdisciplinary efforts to propel the digital transformation of food production agriculture while benefiting society and the planet.

When Offered Fall.

Comments Two Saturday field trips required. 

  • Recognize and describe the diverse areas of agriculture and food production systems that utilize and are impacted by digital tools.
  • Evaluate, integrate, and apply information from at least two different fields of study to create coherent and persuasive arguments about potential solutions to DA-related problems.
  • Recognize the drivers of the digital transformation in agriculture.
  • Examine the socio-economic implications of adoption of digital tools in agriculture.
  • Ability to logically and clearly present and discuss conclusions from a DA-related study to a multi-disciplinary audience.
  • Acquire team building, analytical, and presentation skills through evaluation, and integration of information related to Digital Agriculture.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one field studies.

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  9689 ALS 1110   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  9690 ALS 1110   FLD 801

  • Instruction Mode: In Person