InfoAg 2017 Presentation
 
Presentations
Weather Data Roundtable

Grand BC
Thu, Jul 27, 2017
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

 

Weather will always play a significant role in agriculture, but its impacts and forcing are not always clear and its predictability will always carry uncertainty.  As weather data continually improves, there will be a push to further integrate it with other datasets to develop more optimal insights and improve decision making.  MDA has provided weather information in addition to soil, imagery, and other remote sensing data to customers for nearly 40 years – and now looks to deepen its analytics by leveraging the latest in technology AND integrating our customers’ feedback into premier agricultural solutions.  Through state-of-the-science modeling and a deep suite of environmental monitoring capabilities at relevant levels and resolutions, MDA continues to develop new ways of marrying weather data – observed, real time, and forecasts - to our continually evolving high-value remote sensing capabilities and exploiting our scientific skill sets with a focus on developing tools that matter.

Speaker
Eric Wertz
Meteorologist, Manager of Weather Data Solutions
MDA Weather Services
820 W Diamond Ave, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20874
Biography
Eric Wertz is a Meteorologist and Manager of Weather Data Solutions at MDA Information Systems LLC in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Mr. Wertz has been employed at MDA since 2009 after graduating from the Pennsylvania State University with a BS and MS in Meteorology. After beginning his tenure at MDA as one of the 20 operational meteorologists on staff, he has since taken on an elevated role where he manages incoming and outgoing data feeds and products at MDA. He also maintains relationships with various national weather agencies across the world. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Eric works directly with many of MDA’s precision farming clients as well as others with weather data needs.