|Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced appointments of Working Group members to serve on the Task Force for Reviewing the Connectivity and Technology Needs of Precision Agriculture in the United States (Precision Ag Task Force).
Jason Miller of Tillman Infrastructure has been appointed to serve on the Precision Ag Task Force Working Group on Examining Current and Future Connectivity Demand for Precision Agriculture. Jason has been in the construction industry for more than 20 years and started working for his father’s general contracting company at an early age. He went to school for Engineering and Physics at the University of Hawaii and started the first of several construction companies at the age of 18. Since then, he has developed a passion for safety in the construction industry, specifically in the tower division.
Jason grew up on a family farm and learned the farming and agriculture business at a very early age. He has extensive planting and harvesting experience with a variety of crops and also developed and operated high-tech irrigation systems on farms with more than 200 acres of land.
Jason has more than 10 years of tower climbing experience and safety management, coupled with an extensive background in wireless infrastructure which makes him a valuable asset to the tower safety community.
Jason also serves as NATE’s Wireless Industry Network State Liaison for Georgia. He has earned many certifications including CSM-C, Dale Carnegie Leadership Training, OSHA 500/510 Instructor, NWSA TTT-1 and TTT-2, NWSA Practical Examiner, Comtrain Competent Rigging, Climbing and Rescue Instructor, and over 30 other tower related certifications.
“It is an honor to be appointed by Chairwoman Rosenworcel to serve on the Working Group and help address the connectivity needs for precision agriculture. Having grown up working on a family farm and working in the wireless industry, I have a unique perspective that will contribute to the FCC’s important work,” stated Miller. “Thank you to NATE for recognizing my extensive experiences in the telecommunications industry and as a family farmer, and for recommending me to serve with other distinguished members of the Precision Ag Task Force.”
The Precision Ag Task Force provides advice and recommendations for the FCC on how to assess and advance the deployment of broadband Internet access service on unserved agricultural land to promote precision agriculture. Congress directed the FCC, in consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, to establish the Precision Ag Connectivity Task Force in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill).