Innovation at Work: Rural connectivity could revolutionize precision agriculture

Iowa State is working to be a leader in developing advanced wireless technologies for affordable, universal, rural broadband. It's a goal that has far-reaching implications, perhaps none as important as agriculture. Already, precision ag equipment is capable of analyzing and processing tons of data to help farmers make the best decisions when managing their farmland. But there's potential to study and monitor even more information, someday perhaps utilizing machine-learning equipment and artificial intelligence. That requires better, faster, more reliable broadband for every corner of rural America. And that's exactly what researchers at Iowa State are working to achieve. For more information, visit