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Innovation at Work - Smarter Farming with Better Data

A woman in a lab coat and glasses diligently placing lab samples.For more than 150 years, Iowa State University scientists have helped support agricultural production. It’s a foundational mission, present from the start and persisting to this day. In a broad sense, the goal of that research hasn’t changed. Farmers who know more grow more.

But the advances in precision and digital agriculture that Iowa State researchers are creating for modern agricultural operations are focused more than ever on information. Successful farming is increasingly fueled by data and automation, innovations that can boost yields and profits while improving sustainability. Often by building their own products or partnering with companies, ISU researchers give farmers tools for making better decisions.

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