Organization & Leadership

Organization & Leadership

AgGateway reorganized in 2020 to facilitate agile, cross-sector, global solutions. This was done in part through the creation of the Portfolio Management Center and Digital Resource Center.  

As members identify initiatives, the Portfolio Management Center fosters the development of those ideas through Working Groups, where they become new digital resources for the industry. Then, the Digital Resource Center ensures that new resources are maintained and easy to access.

With the help of the Portfolio Management Center and Digital Resource Center, all members can quickly find information on the current status of AgGateway initiatives and resources, in all AgGateway global regions.

The AgGateway structure is also designed to promote collaboration across geographic regions and industry sectors. The work of each region is overseen by a Steering Committee.

2023 Board of Directors

Name Role Company
Feroz Sheikh Chair Syngenta
Karen Thomas Treasurer Southern States Cooperative
Scott Charbo Nutrien Ag Solutions
Jacob Crow   GROWMARK
Bernd Kalfass Topcon
Karen Oerter   Winfield United
Guilherme Panes   Jacto
Ryan Risdal   Proagrica
Felipe Santos   John Deere
Fritz Schuster    Lexagri SAS
Brent Kemp  President & CEO AgGateway

2023 Steering Committee — North America

Name Company
Mike Carrabine International Raw Materials (IRM)
Stephanie Frazier Corteva
Joe Gifford Syngenta
Jeff Griffeth Co-Alliance Cooperative
Philip Kubesh Vita Plus
Mike Kuhn Nutrien Ag Solutions
Scott Nieman Land O'Lakes
Ann Vande Lune
Key Cooperative
Jeremy Wilson AgGateway North American Regional Director

2023 Steering Committee — Europe

Name Company
Gilles Begue SMAG
Stewart Gore Frontier Agriculture Ltd
Klaus-Herbert Rolf 365 FarmNet
Jens Moeller DKE Data
Bernhard Schmitz AGCO
Fritz Schuster Lexagri SAS
Feroz Sheikh Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
Conny Graumans AgGateway Europe Regional Director

2023 Steering Committee — Latin America

Name Company
Flavio Barros Proagrica
Érico Destro Nutrien
Guilherme Panes Jacto
José Tonon
José Alexandre Loyola AgGateway Latin America Regional Director

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