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GCTC Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster Workshop

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February 19 / 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM MST
02/19/20 2:00 PM 02/19/20 10:00 PM America/Phoenix GCTC Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster Workshop Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, US
Event Location: 
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
United States

On February 19, 2020, the GCTC Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster will host a workshop with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), and NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA).

Smart technologies are igniting rural economic development, improving health care and education, and improving farming and ranching production. The Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) Agriculture and Rural Broadband SuperCluster encourages collaboration on innovative agricultural technology and rural projects and released a blueprint for rural communities in July.

This workshop will showcase the latest innovations in smart ag, rural connectivity, STEM, telehealth and public safety. The 2019 Blueprint will be highlighted and participants will brainstorm on next steps, including mapping agricultural lands and case studies to highlight and work on in 2020. Participants from across the United States will provide glimpses into their projects, including challenges and noteworthy practices related to broadened Internet access and Internet of Things related to agriculture, public safety, education and rural health. Attendees will represent government agencies (including USDA, NIST, NTIA), universities (including Purdue and Iowa State), nonprofit institutions (Joint Venture Silicon Valley), broadband providers, private businesses and rural broadband users. Registration is free.