4 Conclusion

This paper provides a starting point for agricultural companies interested in increasing their eBusiness capabilities, by laying out in general terms the value of eBusiness and the increasing trend toward adopting eBusiness practices; as well as some ideas on ways to begin incorporating eBusiness into corporate strategy. By reviewing fundamental aspects of eBusiness, the paper aims to provide something of a roadmap to help navigate further involvement and participation. Companies are encouraged to seek out further information and take advantage of the networking and educational opportunities offered by AgGateway and others. This is an exciting period for adoption of eBusiness practices, and an ideal time to become involved, to fully leverage the benefits of electronic connectivity in the challenging and ever-changing business of agriculture. 

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