Our mission is to develop and provide easy-to-use, reliable, accurate and secure on-line mapping tools intended to enhance communications that promote awareness and stewardship activities between crop producers, beekeepers and pesticide applicators.
A Non-Profit Company: From Purdue University to a National Collaborative
FieldWatch, Inc. is a non-profit company created to develop, expand and continue to innovate the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site, BeeCheck Apiary Registry and CropCheck Row Crop Registry.
Our tools are voluntary in nature, free to use and were originally developed by the Purdue University Agriculture and Biological Engineering Department. The university’s successful web-based program, launched in 2008, was effective in allowing both farmers and applicators to identify, map and communicate where high-value specialty crops are grown as part of ongoing stewardship activities.
As the tool caught the attention of neighboring states, a non-profit company was formed called FieldWatch. At that time, FieldWatch transitioned from the Purdue IT environment to a secure private IT service provider who developed a national software program from which to grow FieldWatch into a national registry. Today, FieldWatch has expanded into twenty-four US states, Washington DC and one Canadian province.
Balanced Stakeholder Representation
A major priority of FieldWatch is maintaining balanced stakeholder representation on the board of directors as well as seeking to develop a stewardship tool that is acceptable and brings value to all stakeholders. To ensure this balance, the FieldWatch board consists of four groups: Producers (growers and beekeepers), Applicators, Manufacturers and At-Large. Purdue University also maintains a permanent ex-officio position on the board of directors.
Board Chairman: Brant Harrison
Board Vice-Chair: Trey Davis
Secretary: Debbie Hamrick
Treasurer: Jeff Bunting
Past Chairman: Patrick Jones
Ex-officio Voting Director: Purdue University Associate Dean of Agriculture, Bernie Engel
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