Agricultural Science - Extended Interviews

The First Agricultural Revolution was the transition from hunting and gathering to planting and sustaining. The Second Agricultural Revolution increased the productivity of farming through mechanization and access to market areas due to better transportation. The Third Agricultural Revolution known as the Green Revolution refers to the introduction of high yielding genetically modified seeds and increased use of fertilizer and irrigation methods. Now a fourth agricultural revolution is taking place as a result of big data and artificial intelligence. Seven experts from prominent agricultural research universities describe how these dramatic changes are impacting food production.
David Lanegran, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:27:00

Dr. Lanegran presents a historical overview of the first three agricultural revolutions. 

Lee Sommers, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:26:00

Dr. Sommers provides a history of agricultural science in the United States leading to howcomputers, machine learning and big data are driving the next agricultural revolution.

Raj Khosla, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:27:00

Dr. Khosla has been working on developing the basic principles of precision and smart agriculture including how machine learning, genetic engineering and robotics are transforming agriculture.

Ermias Kebreab, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:29:00

Dr. Kebreab has been working on developing the principles of sustainable agriculture. He has demonstrated how data-driven precision agriculture can be applied to increased livestock production.

Shalamar Armstrong, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:27:00

Dr. Armstrong’s research focuses on how new findings in soil management and soil science are critical in feeding the world’s growing population.

Zahangir Kabir, Ph.DRunning Time: 0:16:00

Dr. Kabir brings to light the understanding that soil is a living system. It is this understanding that is leading to new productive soil management techniques.

Jason AdamsRunning Time: 0:08:00

Adams takes the viewer on a tour of the agricultural research facility as he explains how phenotyping and big data are going to revolutionize agriculture.

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SubjectsScience, Biology, Chemistry, Economics
Supplemental Files1
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