The Wabash Heartland Innovation Network (WHIN) event is scheduled for today in Francesville.
WHIN is comprised of business, community, and educational leaders in 10 counties who are investing creatively in digital agriculture and next-generation manufacturing. Those counties include Pulaski, White, Cass, Benton, Carroll, Tippecanoe, Warren, Fountain, Montgomery, and Clinton. It is the hope of organization leaders that WHIN becomes the first recognized smart region in the nation.
West Central School Superintendent Dan Zylstra told the school board members the event will begin at 10 a.m. with a farmer’s breakfast.
“We are going to talk about how we have used the free weather station that we got from them that has information on our website – live updated weather,” stated Zylstra. “They are also going to bring in one of their presenters to talk about the potential for the internet of things, and farming and agriculture and how those are related.”
Zylstra noted that there will be a class attending the RSVP event at Meadow Springs.
A WHIN grant will pay for the event. Zylstra said if the WHIN group finds a lot of interest in the county, there could be some grant funds available for other projects.
For more information about the Wabash Heartland Innovation Network, visit https://whin.org/