2024 AI-CLIMATE Stakeholder Survey

Rose Ogutu, Horticulture Specialist, Delaware State University rogutu@desu.edu

The AI-CLIMATE Institute for Climate-Smart Agriculture was established in 2023 to help improve farmers’, foresters’, and ranchers’ ability to make more informed decisions and respond to climate change (https://cse.umn.edu/aiclimate).

Climate change is causing disruptions to agricultural and forestry systems through its impact on temperatures, precipitation, extreme weather events, uncertainty and variability, and changes in weeds, pests, and diseases.

Machine learning (artificial intelligence or AI) is the science of developing computer systems that can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as recognizing patterns or making decisions. AI technology can process large amounts of data to improve decision-making.

Our team is exploring compelling AI-powered knowledge and solutions – for example to enhance the measurement of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and create specialized decision-support tools for farms. The new institute is a collaboration among the University of Minnesota, Colorado State, Cornell, Delaware State, North Carolina State, Purdue, the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture, and the National Science Foundation. Watch a video about the work of our team: “Curbing Climate Change with Artificial Intelligence,” UMN Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering, December 6, 2023.

We need your input to develop the most useful AI-inspired data and tools possible! Please take 3-5 minutes to fill out this short questionnaire to give us your input on the needs for AI in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry.

Please follow the following link to complete the survey;

Farmer-Questionaire- https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXR7ihtuNJoEOcx3J7uOx63FVrc3d3OYhwS1tBESuKzyzarA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Non-Farmer Questionaire-https://forms.gle/arSimfzkfZjRx8RBA

QR codes to survey links.

Thank you very much for providing us with your feedback!

Rose Ogutu (Horticulture Specialist- Delaware State University) on behalf of The AI-CLIMATE Team, ai-climate@umn.edu