Data-Intensive Farm Management Project

Learn about the Data-Intensive Farm Management Project

  • Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018,
  • 12:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m.,
  • Nebraska Extension in Hall County * 3180 W. Hwy. 34, Grand Island, NE.
  • RSVP for the complimentary noon lunch –call (402)624-8030

Using GPS-guided precision ag technology, researchers and farmers are collaborating on the Data-Intensive Farm Management (DIFM) Project. They are conducting large-scale, on-farm “checkerboard” field trials. The goal of DIFM is to revolutionize farm management by working with farmers to implement scientific experiments on their own farms. This will enable farmers to increase their profits by making data-driven management decisions. While the DIFM method limits nuisance to the farmer, participating farmers play an active role in research and take on certain responsibilities while participating. DIFM researchers ask that farmers attend an organizational meeting in the winter of their first year of participation to discuss their roles in the project. During the following winter, farmers attend a second time to discuss field trial results. Participants are compensated for yield losses due to treatments. Details will be provided at this session. If you are interested in participating, please consider having information available about your planting, fertilizer, and harvest systems, in particular, the variable-rate controllers being used. Or just attend to learn more!
Come learn about the on-farm results that have been gathered so far and learn about participating.
Questions –contact Keith Glewen at (402)624-8030 or or Joe Luck at (402)472-1488 or

Growers and agronomists –
Do you have equipment for variable rate seeding in continuous corn production and for variable rate nitrogen fertilizer application? Come learn about yield results and Verisdata, aerial imagery and economic information and how you can participate in this project. This DIFM project is up and running and we want to share the results that have been compiled so far.
(The Data-Intensive Farm Management Project is a four-year research project funded by USDA NIFA-AFRI Food Security Program grant 2016-68004-24769. Participating Universities: University of Illinois, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Kentucky, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, University of Maryland, Illinois State University, and University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez.)