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InfoAg 2015 Session

Space Tech Update
Moderator : Troy Walker
Date/Time : Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room : Regency C
Foresight Science & Technology
PO Box 397
Comptche, 95427
120707 357 5606

Biography :
Phyl Speser, J.D., Ph.D., is on the senior staff of NASA Goddards technology transfer/industry partnering office. He became involved with precision agriculture in the 1990s as the commercialization support contractor for USDAs Small Business Innovation Research Program. Dr. Speser helped draft and enact most of the legislation establishing the current US science, engineering, and technology system,. He is widely acknowledge to be one of the founders of the field of technology transfer/commercialization and authored of the best-selling textbook, The Art & Science of Technology Transfer (Wiley, 2006), among other accomplishments. Semi-retired, he lives on and manages a redwood planation in Northern California. A member of the Comptche Volunteer Fire Department, his current hobby is developing a field-portable UAV for wildland firefighting.

NASA Data and Technology for Precision Ag and How to Get It

Since 1959, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has been studying the planet Earth from Space. As NASA’s only launch center, we fly a lot of birds. Goddard products you probably know include the satellite weather images you see on the news, Landsat, global climate models, and much more. With around 10,000 scientists and engineers, we are the world’s largest earth observation center.  Our network of satellites (plus data from our cooperators around the world) plus our analytical tools can help you better understand vegetation structure, nutrient status, stress responses, water quality and quantity, crop residue quantity and condition, and longer term trends affecting farm and forest operations. A big part of our mission is making this wealth of data, technology, and capabilities available to the American people to better lives and stimulate the economy. Join us to find out what we have and how you can tap into it.


Stellar Solutions Inc.
4700 S Syracuse StSuite 1030
Denver, 80237

Biography :
Punch Moulton is a strategist focused on cyberspace. He is currently the Senior Director for Cyber Strategies, Innovation, and Consulting at Stellar Solutions, Inc. In 2012, he retired from the US Air Force as a Major General most recently serving as the Director of Operations, U.S. European Command, in Stuttgart, Germany. His Air Force career spanned over 33 years as a fighter pilot, staff officer, and commander and included over three years assigned in Europe and eight years in East Asia. General Moulton spearheaded efforts at European Command to lead cyberspace doctrine development. Further, he initiated and nurtured pivotal public-private relationships with Silicon Valley cyber leaders in business, academia, and venture capital firms. He also inaugurated the first Joint Force Cyber Component Command in the US Department of Defense.

AGOC...not a Star Trek threat, but the Next Generation for Precision Ag

Can’t farming be simpler?   Yes…with an Agriculture Operations Center—we call it the AGOC…and it’s the next big step for Precision Agriculture.  Leveraging decades of lessons from the US Air Force, the AGOC provides the ability to schedule, execute, collect, consolidate, and distribute all the support a farmer needs from satellites, piloted aircraft, unmanned aircraft, sensing, modeling, and analysis…all packaged into “one stop shopping.”  The result is a plan that makes sense, fused data and information creating a higher level of understanding for the grower, and the kind of user-friendly products a grower wants.  That’s the best of Precision Agriculture.


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