Nominate a Student for the Gateway to Ag Careers Program

AgGateway, the agriculture industry’s eBusiness solutions organization, is offering an opportunity for students to attend its Annual Meeting and Conference. As a non-profit organization that highly values eBusiness education, we will be selecting students to attend our annual conference in Austin, Texas on November 12th–14th, 2018.

This annual AgGateway conference attracts IT and Business executives throughout the agricultural industry across North America. We are looking for high achieving, mature students from Ag and/or IT departments who will benefit from the experience of meeting major eBusiness drivers in American agriculture.

We believe it is important to begin introducing the next generation of Business and Ag leaders to industry events prior to the completion of their academic careers. Because of this, in 2009, we initiated a program designed to give students an opportunity to participate in our annual conference and gain insights into ‘real world’ issues as well as continue to build interest in IT and Ag professions. 

Grants will be awarded to nominated students to attend the 2018 Conference being held on November 12th–14th at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at The Capitol, Austin, TX. During the conference, students will be paired with a “host” AgGateway member with whom they will attend the various conference presentations and meetings. They will also have the opportunity to network with other AgGateway members. Students will be required to participate in a round-table style session discussing the various opportunities for Ag and IT professionals within member organizations. This will be a prime opportunity for participating students to ask questions and gain valuable insights about our member organizations.

The grant will provide each awarded student with roundtrip airfare, accommodations at the conference hotel, and conference registration fees. We ask you submit your nominations via email using the Nomination Form to Ben Gist at by September 21st, 2018.

Award letters will be issued shortly after this date. Students must then verify acceptance of these awards.

For more information on the AgGateway 2018 Conference, click here.

We look forward to working with you and your nominated students.

Please submit this year's applications by September 21, 2018.

About AgGateway's Annual Conferences

Network, collaborate and move your company’s eConnectivity efforts forward. Invite your colleagues and business partners to learn about developments in eConnectivity and next steps in AgGateway initiatives.

Our Annual Conference draws hundreds of business and IT professionals from across the ag industry to discuss ongoing activities and the latest resources in implementing eConnectivity between agricultural trading partners. AgGateway's Annual Conference is a great way to meet members and discuss trends and concerns for the upcoming year.