In the fall of 2018, the DIFM project is working with collaborators around the globe to ensure continued funding for our work. At present, we have turned in applications to CGIAR and to the Interdisciplinary Collaborations in Extension Grant. We’re hoping to hear back on these applications in the coming months!
Luciano Shiratsuchi and Lisa Fultz approved an internal budget of $70,000 from the Louisiana State University (LSU) to build a Digital Agriculture Laboratory to support DIFM in cloud data processing and storage. The initial plan is to invest in equipment (electrical conductivity machines, on-the-go sensors, drones and workstations) to promote multi-disciplinary work, provide teaching materials, and to start up a Precision Agriculture Program at LSU.