2017 Mid-Year Meeting
By Kristin Nottingham, Software Solutions Integrated, LLC
We are closing in on one month until the Mid-Year Meeting, and we hope you can attend! Here is a checklist to make sure you are ready for Altoona, IA.
By Brent Kemp, AgGateway Executive Vice President and COO
It's a new spring season - crop nutrient, crop protection and seed products are being applied. Now is the time to think about year-end reporting! If your company or your trading partners aren’t connected for ease of year-end reporting – share this message with them now:
More and more companies are moving to standardized electronic reporting, which allows seamless, electronic exchange of data. This saves time, boosts your efficiencies and inventory control, and enhances customer service.
Some Ag Retailers are already realizing these benefits by using AgGateway's Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS). Companies throughout the industry use the AGIIS directory to uniquely identify farmers, businesses, drop points, rail locations and more. These identifiers are standard in the industry - they are accepted by most chemical and seed manufacturers, fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and service providers. > Read more...
By Chris Crutchfield, AgGateway
About seven months ago, both of my boys moved out of the house and got an apartment together. So far, so good. No one has moved back home! Because they took their furniture with them, we were left with two empty, extremely disgusting, bedrooms that needed a ton of TLC and all new furniture. After some scrubbing, spackling and paint, we headed to Ikea.
If you’ve ever built your own furniture from a box, you understand how time consuming and frustrating it can be, especially when the instruction manual is difficult to follow. Such was my case. But, at the height of my frustration, I remembered that some folks are kind enough to post “How To” videos on just about everything, and I could find a You-Tube tutorial showing how to assemble the same exact dresser. The gentleman in the video obviously experienced the same confusion and published this video so others would not have to go through the same pain. This tutorial was a life saver, and it saved me a lot of time and heartache. > Read more...
By Susan Ruland, AgGateway Communications Director
Just a reminder: There’s a wealth of information on the “Get Connected” section of the AgGateway website. One section is called “Getting Started” and it includes these helpful orientation tips:
Gateway to Ag Careers
As students are beginning internships within your organizations, we ask that you keep your eyes open for potential candidates for the Gateway to Ag Careers grant. The Conference Committee is always taking nominations for this valuable program. Offering students the chance to attend our Annual Conference raises awareness of the organization and helps college students learn about the agriculture industry.
Nominating a student is easy! Simply complete the nomination form found here, write a paragraph explaining why the student would be a good fit for the grant, and have the student write a one-page essay of why he or she is interested in attending. Send this information to Kristin Nottingham at email@example.com, and the Conference Committee will take care of the rest. Depending on how many sponsorships we have for the program determines how many students will receive grants. To sponsor this program, ensuring more students have the opportunity to attend our conference, network with our members, and learn about the organization, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Gateway to Ag Careers program or to pass on this information to a student, visit the Gateway to Ag Careers page.
May Newsletter Home
2017 Mid-Year Meeting: Are You Ready for the Mid-Year Meeting?
eConnectivity Benefits: A Message to Share with Ag Retailers, Manufacturers and Distributors
Member Services: Reliable Resources
eConnectivity Orientation: Good Steps to Getting Connected
Gateway to Ag Careers: Nominate a Student Today!