Farm Progress is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

OADA can help simplify big data

The Open Ag Data Alliance (OADA) is an open source project. It’s a group of like-minded individuals and companies that have a common vision for where they like to see things go. It’s written code that’s freely available for people to take and use, whether it’s apps or libraries.

“Everyone dealing with data on the ground are the ones who need to drive the conversation of how data should work in the future,” says Aaron Ault, farmer and project lead at OADA. “With an open source model, the farmer can be a part of that discussion, so the pieces built apply to real people on the ground.”

Ault spoke with Managing Editor Susan Winsor about the current disconnect with data in agriculture, as well as how OADA can help farmers manage data and make it work for them, and help with the tasks farmers need help with.

Learn more about OADA.


TAGS: Soybeans Corn
Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.