On January 14, Director Dr. Kuo-Ching Lin, Deputy Director Dr. Akira Hasebe, Assistant Researcher Ms. Keziah Wei, and Administrative Officer Mr. Charles Wu visited the Taoyuan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station (TDARES) - Taipei Branch. FFTC thanks the officers and staff of TDARES led by Associate Researcher, Dr. Hsin-Zhong Lai, Associate Researcher Dr. Shu-Jhen Li and Assistant Researcher Dr. Ya-Jing Yang for their assistance in planning the itineraries for the forth coming field trip. They introduced their research and application of smart agriculture in TDARES, and led the whole team to Smart-Strawberry farm and Smart- Vegetable farm in TaoCity. In addition, Dr. Lai presented the smart agriculture slides that clearly demonstrated the smart agriculture development structure in TDARES, research and development results, and future research and development including the introduction of artificial intelligence. This coming April 21 to 23, FFTC will hold a technical advisory committee meeting, celebrate its 50th anniversary, hold an international symposium on Perspective on Sustainability of Agro-Food Systems, and a follow up field trip. The field trip sites include smart agriculture farm, successful cases of sustainable rural development, and cultural tours.