- 92290), 6 February 2017
EFITA newsletter / 768 - European Federation for Information Technology
in Agriculture, Food and the Environment
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See you in EFITA 2017 in Montpellier in one the most interesting and
beautiful region that I know
CALL FOR PAPERS 2017 EFITA
CONGRESS MONTPELLIER, FRANCE
The deadline in less than one month !
EFITA is the European conference dedicated to the future use of
ICT in the agri-food sector, bioresource and biomass sector. It
was launched and is supported by the European Federation for Information
Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment (EFITA). The
first EFITA was held in 1997 and 2017 is the 11th of the series.
Montpellier, France, had the pleasure to welcome the event in the
pleasant site of the renowned Montpellier Supagro school.
Come and enjoy a nice atmosphere for knowledge sharing and thinking
the future of ICT technologies within the agri-food and bioresource
sectors. 200 participants are expected from around 30 countries.
The on-line abstract submission is open at www.efita2017.org until
the 28th, February.
Abstracts of 2 maximum pages are requested for oral and poster communication.
Related events such as project meetings and invited sessions will
take place within the conference schedule and facilities. GODAN,
ACTA, ICT-AGRI, AGRO-EDI and many other partners and Universities
will organize associated events.
Demonstrations, BtoB meetings and a technical tour to ICT in agriculture
and territory management will be organized at the end of the conference
(July, 5th and 6th). Many other surprises such as quality keynotes
speakers and a social program allowing you to enjoy the sun and
the softness of living of the south of France.
Close to Montpellier, Aigues-Mortes, unreal citadel posed in the middle
of the marshes and lagoons (with an history full of dramas, from the crusades
to the religion wars)
the Montpellier Ag University is splendid too!
How will automation shape the Gigabit Age?
7 February - BRUSSELS
Competition of very old tractors (5 meters to run!) – You will never
forget it! To visit after Efita 2017 in the splendid region of Emmenthal!
15 – 16 July - EGGIWIL (region of Bern - Switzerland)
5 Google Chrome Exclusive Features You Won’t Find On Any Other Browser
Data collection can lead to a customized fertility approach to your
farm rather than using a "state average" ratio
John Deere Operations Center adds mobile apps & mapping functions
> MyOperations App
> MyAnalyzer™ App
> Maintenance Manager and MyMaintenance App
> Field Analyzer Maps:
- Application and Harvest Speed Maps
- HarvestLab™ Constituent Maps
Voir : http://www.cornandsoybeandigest.com/technology/john-deere-operations-center-adds-mobile-apps-mapping-functions
Global Survey on the Quality of MOOCs is launched
It is a unique first Global Survey on the Quality of Open Education
and Massive Open Online Courses, short MOOCs. Join our fascinating adventure
if you are a MOOC learner, MOOC designer or MOOC facilitator. Contribute
to our main long-term goal: the improvement of future MOOCs by developing
quality indicators and tools. "We are very excited to facilitate
the quality debate with all interested parties worldwide", emphasises
Christian M. Stracke from the Open University of the Netherlands and
The importance of the survey is highlighted by the support of the leading
associations and institutions including three United Nations' organizations
(UNESCO IITE, ITCILO and FAO), the International Council for Distance
and Open Education, Open Education Consortium, International Community
for Open Research and Education, Commonwealth of Learning, European
Association of Distance Teaching Universities, European Distance and
E-Learning Network, European Association of Technology-Enhanced Learning,
Contact North and many more.
The Global MOOC Survey started now and is open until end of March 2017.
It is designed and organized by MOOQ, the European Alliance for the
Quality of MOOCs. All findings from the scientific, independent and
non-profit survey will be published openly and shared online. Based
on the survey results a Quality Reference Framework with quality indicators
and tools for MOOCs will be developed and discussed in close collaboration
with all interested stakeholders worldwide. "We will ensure that
the next generation of MOOCs will meet better the personal goals and
needs of the learners", underlines Christian M. Stracke, the MOOQ
coordinator. "Please help us by completing the survey!"
FAO / AIMS Newsletter (Open Data / Open Source /
Farmers see first payments from farm data system by Joy Powell
Farm Industry News is along when Farmobile company founders deliver
the first checks to customers for farm data sold.
Dear Guy, In your recent newsletter, you mention a seminar at the French
Academy of Agriculture about farming robots, organised by René Autellet.
This topic is of high interest for us, and I would like to ask if you could
send us more material on this seminar (presentations, abstracts, etc.).
I assume that the original material is in French, but we think we will understand
enough to get useful information from it.
Thank you for your support and for your interesting newsletter.
Contact : Esther MIETZSCH
E-mail : e.mietzsch(a)ktbl.de
My answer (GW) : Dear Ester,
Thank you for your interest in my newsletter and your kind message.
Please, have a look at: http://academie-agriculture.fr/actualites/academie/seance/academie/robotisation-en-agriculture-etats-des-lieux-et-evolution?250117
(a video of the seminar, ppt presentations and contribution summaries)
All the best to you, Martin and Daniel,
Herzliche Grüße von Paris,
Brilliant Irish text
"Mary I'm going to have one more pint with the lads at the pub,
I'll be home in 20 minutes. If not, reread this message."
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A satire published in The Newyorker… Russia bans Meryl Streep movies
by Andy Borowitz January 10, 2017
MOSCOW (The Borowitz Report)—In a sweeping act of official censorship, the
Russian government has banned all Meryl Streep movies from the country,
Moviegoers at Moscow’s Kinoteatr 16 movieplex were taken aback on Monday
night when government agents stormed the projection booth and seized a copy
of “Florence Foster Jenkins,” the 2016 Streep film that was unspooling.
But the full force of the ban was not felt until Tuesday morning, when the
Ministry of Internal Affairs ordered police to go door to door, confiscating
Streep DVDs from Russian citizens.
“I was terrified,” Vasily Dmitrovic, who lives in St. Petersburg, said.
“They broke down my door. My wife was screaming. They would not leave until
I handed over ‘Mamma Mia!’ ”
In an appearance on state television, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered
no reason for the ban, other than to say that Streep was “overrated.”
2 - 6 July 2017
note these dates!
- France at SupAgro Ag University
Jean-Pierre CHANET (Irstea)
Bruno TISSEYRE (AgroTIC SupAgro)
Olivier NAUD (Irstea)
Mél : jean-pierre.chanet(a)irstea.fr, tisseyre(a)supagro.inra.fr,
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Jokes, Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit
Mick Harkin, ex Secretary of EFITA, who has kept us amused with his
Friday Jokes over the years, has published a book on Amazon entitled "Jokes,
Quotes and Anecdotes... an Anatomy of Wit".
Contact: Mick HARKIN
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