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September 2020 Webinar: Smart Agriculture: Driving Innovation in Rural America

Date: Wednesday, September 16th, 2020
Time: 02:00 PM EST
Type Of Event: Webinar

Description: Farmers and ranchers use smart technologies to improve yields, reduce costs, increase efficiencies, and improve decision making. Join BroadbandUSA on September 16, 2020, to take a deep dive into the technologies being implemented to further these  precision agriculture techniques. Speakers will also provide an update on the Precision Ag Connectivity Taskforce, co-chaired by USDA and the Federal Communications Commission, as well as an overview of the latest innovations from the Global Cities Team Challenge Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster, which encourages collaboration on innovative ag tech and rural projects.

Please note: This webinar will run from 2:00 to 3:00 EDT.

Co-Moderators: 

  • Jean Rice, Senior Broadband Specialist, BroadbandUSA, NTIA
  • Karen Archer Perry, Senior Policy Analyst, BroadbandUSA, NTIA

Speakers:

  • Chad Rupe, Administrator, Rural Utility Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Dennis Buckmaster, Dean's Fellow for Digital Agriculture, Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Purdue University; Co-chair, GCTC Smart Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster
  • Megan Nelson, Economic Analyst, American Farm Bureau Federation