Technology Readiness vs Readiness for Technology

Technology Readiness vs Readiness for Technology

Ag technologies are developing at an exponential rate, but adoption rates and measurable impacts such as ROI and improved sustainability are not keeping pace. This presentation will dive into two key barriers to adoption: 1) inconsistent supports and programs to ensure users are ready to adopt technologies and 2) inability to measure and monitor adoption rates in real time to assess efficacy of measures to support technology readiness and adoption. Opportunities to ensure the “adoption ecosystem” is understood and supported similar to the “innovation ecosystem” will also be discussed.

CEU Credits: 0.5

Dr. Joy Agnew, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology

Joy grew up on a grain farm near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and earned her Ph.D. in Ag/Bio Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan. At Olds College of Agriculture and Technology, Joy oversees the applied research portfolio and smart farm operations. Applied research at Olds College is focused crop and livestock production with a specialty in technology integration and data utilization to improve productivity and sustainability of food production. Joy also has a leadership role in the development of the College’s Smart Ag Ecosystem, bringing together the academic programming, applied research, strategic partnerships, smart farm operations, and extension & communication activities to help the College meet its goal to be a leader in Smart Agriculture. In 2021, Joy was named one of Canada’s top 50 most influential people in Canadian Ag by Canadian Western Agribition.

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Joy Agnew, Olds College of Agriculture & Technology