AGIIS Duplicates Task Force (ADTF) Overview

This Task Force focused on addressing the issue of duplicate entities, both real and perceived, within the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS). The group wanted to establish AGIIS as the industry benchmark for accurate and trusted information by defining a solution which eliminates existing duplicate entities and prevents the creation of new duplicate entities in AGIIS. Their work was completed in October 2011 with the presentation and approval of their proposal (to eliminate existing and prevent the creation of new duplicate entities in AGIIS) to the Directory Oversight Committee. Implementation of the recommendations began in November 2011 and will continue throughout 2012 assuming funding is available to complete the recommendations.

The proposal contains recommendations regarding the following elements:

  • Entity & Duplicate Definitions
  • Substandard Data Inactivation & Prevention
  • Third Name Field
  • Unique License Key
  • Address Considerations
  • AGIIS De-duplication
  • Subscriber Synchronization
  • Duplicate Reporting
  • Search/View Only Subscriber Update Functionality
  • Annual Maintenance – Entity
  • Education & Communication
  • Implementation Timeline

For the full ADTF Recommendation proposal please click here.

For additional information about the implementation, please refer to the AGIIS Improvement Implementation web page or contact Wendy Smith at

Co Leads
David Lane AGDATA, LP
Wendy Smith AgGateway

Ag Retail Council Liaison
Pam Gaines Brandt
Allied Provider Council Liaison
David Lane AGDATA, LP

Crop Nutrition Council Liaison
Amy Groh CF Industries

Crop Protection Council Liaison
John Reichle Bayer Cropscience, LP

Feed Council Liaison
Brent Kemp AgGateway

Precision Ag Council Liaison
Keith Milburn GROWMARK

Seed Council Liaison
Greg Erler Monsanto

Other Members
Chip Donahue John Deere
Lorie Gasso CSC
Steve Leary Land O'Lakes/Winfield Solutions
Denise Nelsen Mosaic
Dave Rye Syngenta
Tiffany Smith BASF
Kelly Uland Dow AgroSciences
Josh Wall CSC

Sub-standard Data
Completed, Presentation Available

ADTF Overall Process
Completed, Presentation Available  

Unique License Key
Completed, Presentation Available 

Third Name Processing
Completed, Presentation Available 

AGIIS De-duplication
Completed, Presentation Available 

Subscriber Synchronization
Completed, Presentation Available

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