John R. Scott
Coordinator for Digital Agriculture, Purdue Extension
John Scott works as the Purdue Extension Coordinator for Digital Agriculture with the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network to further the development and adoption of digital agriculture practices in a 10 county area in northwest Indiana. WHIN has a goal of becoming the first recognized smart region in the nation. As the Extension Coordinator for Digital Agriculture, Scott is responsible for coordinating and developing Extension programs in digital agriculture along with testing new technologies, collaborating with Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College faculty and staff on projects related to digital and precision agriculture, and promoting digital agriculture practices, concepts and adoption in the local community. Pursuing this, Scott has actively participated in field days discussing operational uses for digital ag practices and, along with area extension educators, helped local stakeholders identify and utilize digital ag products in their operations to provide insights that would otherwise not be gained. Field days provide educational opportunities for small farmers, commodity producers, crop/livestock advisers, and others seeking knowledge in crop production, farm management, land use, and other issues.