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- The Agriculture Department was one of the first federal agencies to deploy iPads into a production environment.
- NASS developed a training program that prepares its enumerators, many of whom are retired farmers, to use the tablets in just 12 hours.
- The program uses unique measures, including storing data in the cloud, to keep its data secure.
- Participants: USDA's Ramonia Davis, Kevin Harding, Pam Hird, Renee Picanso and Barbara Turtelot