Journal of NACAA

Facilitating Digital Agriculture with Simple Databases

ISSN 2158-9429

Volume 17, Issue 1 - June 2024

Editor: Linda Chalker-Scott


As an on-ramp to private databases, we offer several well-structured templates as open-source resources for agriculturalists who have modest spreadsheet skills. These farmer-oriented Airtable databases use simple data-validated forms, with the look and feel of a customized app, to yield operational data that is tidy, machine- and human-readable, editable, and exportable for analysis in other software. Such data can facilitate logistics, provide contextual metadata, and improve enterprise analysis. These resources are accompanied by a recorded workshop explaining how to build databases for activity records. These resources should facilitate the infusion of digital agriculture principles through Extension and structured educational programming.

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