Helping Producers Manage Data: 2017 Award of Excellence Recipient Dr. Joe Luck
Dr. Joe Luck is Associate Professor and Precision Agriculture Engineer in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. As an educator, Dr. Luck constantly seeks tools and methods to best instruct and convey information. He is well published, with 31 peer-reviewed articles, 10 extension publications, and 21 learning guides centered on technology and site-specific management concepts.
His signature Extension program is the Precision Agriculture Data Management Workshops that he developed, which the UNL Extension delivers to producers and consultants each year. This program focuses on farm data management, teaching participants about utilizing farm data to drive decisions and prescriptions at the field level.
According to John Fulton, Associate Professor at The Ohio State University and Luck’s sponsor for this nomination, “Joe represents a new generation of educators and leaders for precision agriculture. He is an advocate for agriculture and promotes the use of precision agriculture to improve the farm operation while reducing environmental impacts.”