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Jeff Kruse: Automating Riverview Gardens In Appleton

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Intelligent Farming –Automating Riverview Gardens

· Gather data using Devices and Sensors

· Transmit Data using Edge Technologies

· Bring it all together using AI and Big Data


Recently Jeff had an opportunity to take part in a project to help automate Riverview Gardens, an urban farm in Appleton, WI in partnership with Microsoft and U.S. Venture, Inc. Utilizing software, IOT devices, and Big Data we hope to improve the yield of the farm. Additionally over time this will provide better data to the farmers to focus on timely farming practices and hopefully reduce overall effort in the farming process. During this presentation Jeff will go over why this is important, what the project looked like, the challenges we faced, and where we might look into the future.


Jeff Kruse is a Software Engineer for U.S. Venture, Inc. in Appleton, WI. He is passionate about family, friends, food and bonfires! He has been in and around the Fox Valley his whole life and loves everything about this quiet and calm area. When not spending time with his wife and three children, his primary hobby has become anything outdoors and looks for any opportunity to go for a bike ride!

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