The Grand Farm Data Hub

We are working with Intellias, a global technology innovator, to build our Data Hub, an open source data storage interface. The Data Hub will allow researchers, innovators, and industry professionals to access publicly available data to enable data-driven decisions and increase profitability for farmers by breaking down data silos.

Breaking Down Data Silos

Farmers, technologists, researchers, and innovators run into roadblocks because of the data silos that exist within agriculture.

These data silos are like separate grain storage bins on your farm, where each bin holds a specific type of crop, but you can’t easily mix or share the crops between bins. Similarly, in technology development, data silos are separate places where different information is stored, making it hard to use and combine the data effectively for better decision-making.

People in the agriculture industry need access to data where they can train their software to complete tasks like spraying speed to wind conditions, identifying weeds from crops, and completing numerous other tasks.

Grand Farm’s Data Hub will allow anyone to access publicly available data that can be used to build models. Check out the different services that the Data Hub will provice access to.


Data Hub Interface

  • Search: You can search for data related to specific use cases in agriculture. For example, you can search for research studies on “Efficient Drone Fertilizer Spraying in Precision Agriculture.” These studies will help you build out your model.
  • Filter: You’ll be able to filter all your search options so you can search data specifically relating to your need. For example, you can search for weed imagery from 2020-2023.
  • Research results: The research results will show up based on your filters. This will give you quick access to the data you can use for development. The search results will also allow other users to rate the data. For example, the “Efficient Drone Fertilizer Spraying in Precision Agriculture” was rated a 9 out of 10
  • Algorithms: Based on the data results, if there are any algorithms publicly available, you will be able to run those algorithms right in the Data Hub.
  • Use cases: You will be able to create different workspaces for various use cases so you can run different workspaces, allowing you to find data for a variety of use cases.
  • Workspace: This is where you can work with the different data sets that you have brought into the Grand Farm Data Hub to bring them all together into a single silo to develop your model.
  • Resources: The Resources tab allows you to upload your own data to the site and filter based on what you’d like to include in simulations.
  • Scenarios: Based on the data you’ve searched for, you can run different scenarios and simulations using different algorithms. You will then be able to see if the tests are successful or not.

About Intellias

Grand Farm worked with Intellias to develop the Data Hub. Intellias is a global technology partner to Fortune 500 enterprises and top-tier organizations, helping them accelerate their pace of sustainable digitalization. Intellias empowers businesses operating in Europe and the US, as well as the Middle East to embrace innovation at scale.

Intellias specializes in AgriTech, where it revolutionizes farming paradigms and introduces transformative solutions. By enabling data-driven decisions and increasing profitability for farmers, Intellias benefits both established industry leaders and cutting- edge startups. The company’s commitment to fostering long-term sustainability in Agriculture plays a crucial role in shaping the future of farming.

Beyond Agriculture, Intellias contributes to global impact through R&D partnerships, collaborating with NASA to cultivate plants in space and supporting biotech efforts in combating tropical disease.

With a strong track record in delivering transformative solutions, Intellias remains committed to empowering businesses, shaping the future of Agriculture, and driving sustainable growth.

Recently Published

Future Farmer: Breaking Down Data Silos: How Grand Farm's Data Hub is Transforming Agriculture

August, 2023

Imagine this: You’re a mechanical engineer who grew up on the farm and has been working for a drone company for the last 10 years. With your farm background, you’ve seen firsthand how drones can help a farmer with their operations. However, you know that there is still a long road to go before large-scale autonomous drones are doing mass aerial spraying. But, you think you might be able to get there…

Data Hub Stories

Mark Ottis, a North Dakota grower, has explored what data collection, data privacy, and technology could look like on his farm, and he describes many challenges to overcome before they can be practically applied to a farm.

Mary Snapp, the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Vice Chair and President at Microsoft, stepped onto the red dot at TEDxFargo on July 20 and spoke on the new frontier of artificial intelligence, data, and how Microsoft empowers the already innovative world of agriculture.

Precision agriculture, once a distant dream for agriculturalists and farmers, is now becoming a reality. Access to quality data informs and enables agricultural research and farm productivity. Dr. Rex Sun, an NDSU professor, examines the significance of data collection for using artificial intelligence tools.

Be a Part of Activing Innovation

If you’re interested in being a part of a global revolution around agriculture, contact us to start a conversation about how you can get involved.