June Webinar: Smart Agriculture: Increasing Productivity Through Technology

Date: Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Type Of Event: Webinar

Smart agriculture engages technologies such as Big Data, GPS, IoT and connected devices to help farmers and ranchers better manage their production. Using these technologies, farmers and ranchers can improve water efficiency, produce higher quality crops and raise healthier livestock. Reliable and robust rural connectivity are fundamental to helping farmers gain benefits from new technologies. The speakers will cover advances in smart agriculture equipment and sensors, the use of big data analytics for decision-making and highlight new innovation hubs, entrepreneurial  support  and test beds. The webinar will also feature the work  of the NTIA/NIST jointly facilitated Global Cities Team Challenge Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster to develop best practices.


  • Mark N. Lewellen, Manager of Spectrum Advocacy, John Deere
  • Aaron Ault, Senior Research Engineer for the Open Ag Technology and Systems Center, Purdue University
  • John Selep, President of AgTech Innovation Alliance
  • Moderator: Don Williams, Senior Specialist for Broadband Development, BroadbandUSA, NTIA