InfoAg 2017 Presentation
 
Presentations
Weather Data Roundtable

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

 

DTN’s Ag Weather Network has now grown to over 6,000 stations in just 4 years.  This growth has been driven by the need for precision local weather information in precision agriculture applications.  The network and the data it collects will be described, along with some of the applications and benefits to producers and other users of the information.

Speaker
Jim Block
Chief Meteorological Officer
DTN
11400 Rupp Drive
Minneapolis, MN 55337
Biography
Jim Block, Certified Consulting Meteorologist, one of only 285 active in the world, has over 35 years of experience in commercial meteorology. At DTN, Block is responsible for the integration of weather into agricultural applications, weather and forecast content used in the products and services provided by DTN. Block has participated in the development of products pioneered at DTN and is the holder of seven patents on weather technology. He has testified in front of US Congressional committees on matters of the private sector and its relationship to National Meteorological Services. Block earned a BS and MS in Meteorology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Certified Consulting Meteorologist, and past President of the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists. In 2010, Block was elected as a Fellow by the American Meteorological Society, an honor given to less than 0.2% of the membership of the Society.