aWhere New Hire and Expert Agronomic Modeler to Boost Farm Level Recommendations
Sep 10, 2014
by Tarah Speck
Wheat Ridge, CO (September 11, 2014) – aWhere Inc announced today that Lori Wiles Ph.D. has joined the company to further develop aWhere’s positioning as the industry leader in climate-smart agriculture and location intelligence. Lori Wiles joins aWhere with diverse experience, having developed six software packages that integrate science and site-specific, spatial or weather data to help farmers optimize their resource use in crop production. Lori received her doctorate in crop science from North Carolina State University.
Lori joins aWhere as Agronomic Technical Product Manager, and will leverage her expertise to analyze data, research and review agronomic models, and provide modeling recommendations to platform users and potential buyers based on growers data sets and data available through analytics tools.
“Agriculture has lagged in the adoption of the technology and methods of big data. I am excited to join aWhere to bring the benefits of these tools to farmers,” Lori said. “aWhere’s weather data is a valuable resource for unraveling the relationships among weather, pests and crop yield. I want to use my experience with decision software for agriculture to help aWhere develop software that leverages their weather data into valuable information for farmers managing the risk of uncertain weather- both within and across seasons.”
John Corbett, Chief Executive Officer said, “Lori brings considerable expertise in the biological assessment and economics of crops and pests in response to weather and management. Her ‘tactical and practical’ capabilities will drive development of hyper-local actionable insight for farmers and across the agricultural value chain.”
About aWhere Inc.
aWhere Inc offers a location intelligence platform that is closing the information gap in global development and the agricultural industry by providing innovative, timely, locally relevant solutions. Localized historical, daily observed, and forecasted weather data give farmers greater visibility to their growing season to predict optimal harvests and monitor plant growth, target planting dates, optimize labor, reduce disease and pest risk, and drive efficiency and profit. Our scalable location intelligence allow global development professionals to make evidence-based decisions across the value chain, from the village to regional and global levels.
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Tarah Speck, Marketing & Communications Specialist