The G-8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture is coming to an end. Interestingly, USDA held a concluding press conference to discuss results prior to the end of the conference. USDA Chief Scientist Dr. Catherine Woteki outlined the federal government’s new Food, Agriculture and Rural data community, which offers a catalog of over 300 data sets as well as numerous apps, tools and statistical products. The community can be found on www.data.gov. Its creation was announced at the start of the conference by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
We are hoping to interview a participant in the conference to learn more about what they took away and will post that here as soon as we are able to do so.
In the meantime, you can listen to the concluding press conference here: USDA Open Data Conference Wrap Up Presser