J. P. Verboncoeur
Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA
IEEE Technical Activities SmartAg AdHoc Chair

Among the many pressing challenges facing humanity, food safety and security are among the most fundamental. Cutting edge technologies, applied to the food supply chain from seed to table, can increase yields, reduce energy, fertilizer, and pesticide requirements, and provide real time monitoring of food quality and safety. Variants of these technologies already exist in our portfolio, and can be specialized to this important new application, while others are ripe for new development. The goal of the IEEE SmartAg initiative is to foster a community of technologists and subject matter specialists from across the food supply chain, and facilitate and sustain the convergence of these areas via conferences and publications.