InfoAg 2017 Presentation
Internet of Things Ecosystem

Grand BC
Tue, Jul 25, 2017
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM


Like many industries, precision agriculture is in the middle of a digital revolution.  Today’s large and local farms are adopting Internet of Things (IoT) solutions designed help farmers increase the quality, quantity, sustainability and cost effectiveness of agricultural production.  These solutions allow farmers to monitor sensors that can be used to detect soil moisture, crop growth and livestock feed levels, and remotely manage and control connected harvesters and irrigation equipment among other key functions.

In this presentation, Senet will discuss the types of networks available to support IoT applications, with a focus on various Low Power Wide Area technologies that are ideal for “smart agriculture”.  Low-power wide-area networks (LPWANs) are designed for sensors and applications that need to send small amounts of data over long distances a few times per hour from a variety of environments and run on battery power lasting years.  Having already gained traction in markets with similar challenges, LPWANs are now attracting interest across the agriculture industry.  

Paul Welbig
Director of Business Development
Senet, Inc.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Paul has a strong agronomy and technology background that enjoys finding ways to utilize technology to help improve farming operations. For over 20 years, he's been heavily involved in the field of precision agriculture and currently lead Business Development for Agriculture at Senet, a wireless provider for IoT applications. He was previously with Raven Industries and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Agronomy from South Dakota State University.