Ice Miller LLP Joins Agricultural Data Coalition as Founding Member Ice Miller LLP Joins Agricultural Data Coalition as Founding Member

Ice Miller LLP Joins Agricultural Data Coalition as Founding Member

Ice Miller LLP announced today that it is joining the Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC) as a founding member.  
 
Other ADC founding members include AGCO, the American Farm Bureau Federation, Auburn University, CNH Industrial, Crop IMS, The Ohio State University, Mississippi State University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Purdue University, Raven Industries, and Topcon Positioning Group.
 
“Unlocking the potential of farm data is critical to future improvements in production agriculture,” explained Anthony Aaron, a Partner at Ice Miller’s Indianapolis office and lead on Ice Miller’s ADC membership.  “With that in mind, it will be important to ensure that ADC is structured to provide a safe and secure platform to store, analyze and make data available to farmers and their trusted research partners.”
 
“Ice Miller's involvement demonstrates our commitment to investing and actively participating in strategic and timely industry initiatives such as ADC,” said Melissa Proffitt, Ice Miller Office Managing Partner and Chair of the Food and Agribusiness Group.  "Being involved with ADC brings together our Firm's strengths in both food and agribusiness and data privacy and security.”
 
About Ice Miller LLP.  Founded in 1910, Ice Miller LLP has a nationally recognized reputation in many of its practice areas. Ice Miller's Food and Agribusiness Group includes attorneys and specialists with a variety of backgrounds across the Midwest and Washington D.C. and represents equipment dealers, ag lenders, farmer-owned cooperatives, input providers, grain processors and more. Ice Miller’s Data Security and Privacy Practice has extensive legal and real-world technological experience. As former information technology professionals, system engineers, and analysts, the team understands the technologies involved in data and is able to effectively and efficiently advise clients on all aspects of the complex business, technological, legal and regulatory issues that relate to protecting such information.
 
About the ADC.  The Agricultural Data Coalition (ADC) is focused on helping farmers better control, manage and maximize the value of their data.  Its goal is to build a data repository where farmers can securely store and oversee the information collected by their tractors, harvesters, aerial drones and other devices.  More information on the ADC can be found at www.AgDataCoalition.org
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