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Wednesday, July 26, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Attendees will leave with an up-to-date understanding of rapidly evolving factors and pressures that lenders and investors are using to shape their actions, products and tools in the past year and years to come and how these factors and pressures will likely affect the irrigation industry.
This webinar is worth 0.25 CEU in the Tier 3 - Irrigation Training category.
  • Speaker(s)
    • Julie M. Bushell
      Vice President
      Paige Electric Company, LP
      Julie Bushell is an experienced, results-driven leader and visionary designing and implementing connectivity solutions to solve rural America’s large connectivity gap. Passionate about empowering and shaping the sustainable industries of the future through technological advances in IoT, Broadband, Biosecurity, Water Management, Critical Infrastructure, and Precision Agriculture. Bushell's career has been laser-focused on rural economic development since joining Paige in 2004 and becoming a partner in 2013. Her passion for our country’s producers and their ability to compete on a global scale drives her business, from products and services to emerging technology and advocacy. In March 2019, Bushell spearheaded the creation of Paige Wireless, now Ethos Connected. Ethos was born from Bushell’s dedication to continuous improvement, and her passion to connect the under-served. She believes measurable societal advancements are born in rural America. Julie believes technology is the tool to bridge the digital divide, but it’s the relationships between people, communities, and businesses that contribute to the strength of our nation. Bushell is involved in the Irrigation Association where she serves on the Board of Directors. She has also served as Chair of the Government Affairs Committee from 2017-2019 and Vice-Chair from 2015-2017. Her work has spanned multiple technology innovation initiatives and successfully advocated for connectivity to support them in the 2018 Farm Bill. Bushell serves as chair for the "Encouraging Adoption of Precision Agriculture" working group for the FCC's Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force, as well as sits on the Task Force.
      Amy Kremen
      Associate Director
      Irrigation Innovation Consortium
      Amy has worked in agriculture for nearly two decades as a farmer, researcher, writer, editor, and policy consultant in the U.S. and Canada. She earned her MSc in soil science studying nitrogen capture and turnover from Brassica cover crops. The Ogallala Water CAP project’s main objective is to identify, develop and share information with producers and other key regional stakeholders on viable and profitable strategies, practices, and technologies critical for adaptive management and long-term agricultural sustainability in the Ogallala aquifer region. As project manager, Amy coordinates the work of the project's 40+ research collaborators and develop communications (print and digital) related to their work. Her role involves finding ways to pull in and connect input from farmers, groundwater management districts, extension and research site personnel and community stakeholders to guide and ground integrated research output from an interdisciplinary team of modelers (climate, hydrologists, cropping systems, economists), water engineers, irrigation specialists, agronomists, ecologists, sociologists and extension specialists.

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