2020 December Newsletter

2020 December Volume 14  Number 10



AgGateway Announces 2021 Leadership and Meeting Dates; Releases Annual Report, “Create, Engage, Grow”

AgGateway has announced its 2021 leadership and meeting dates, and released its Annual Report, entitled “Create, Engage, Grow”. AgGateway is a non-profit organization that helps companies reduce errors in procurement, inventory, sales and reporting; achieve interoperability among myriad hardware and software systems; and leverage global digital resources and business relationships to enhance productivity, traceability and sustainability. Read more >



Have a Look: New Videos on Process Efficiency, Testimonials on Digital Ag

Looking for a concise and effective “elevator speech” on what AgGateway is and why it’s so important? Here’s one new tool that can help: an entertaining 2-minute graphic video that focuses on how digital connectivity improves business. The video, entitled, “Process Efficiency”, is the first in a series we will be creating about what AgGateway does and how expanding digital connectivity benefits the industry. Read more >


AgGateway Honors Leaders in Advancing Digital Solutions

At the virtual annual conference last month, AgGateway honored exemplary individuals who have made outstanding contributions in advancing the industry’s transition to digital agriculture. These digital solutions help companies reduce errors and increase efficiency; achieve interoperability in hardware and software systems to turn data into value; and leverage global resources and business relationships needed to enhance productivity, traceability and sustainability.

Ann Vande Lune, Agronomy Administrator at Key Cooperative, received AgGateway’s Ron Storms Leadership Award, the organization's top honor. The award recognizes repeated, outstanding efforts by an AgGateway volunteer member in promoting collaboration among AgGateway teams and advancing initiatives in digital agriculture. In presenting the award, former Ron Storms recipient Eric Hoefing, also of Key Cooperative, said the judges praised Vande Lune’s dedication to the AgGateway mission and ability to involve others in the important work at hand. Read more >


Annual Conference

Sessions Still Available for Viewing; and Thank you Sponsors!

Did you miss a session at AgGateway's Annual Conference that you'd still like to see? Great news! For a limited time, you can watch the taped sessions at your convenience. All sessions will be available until at least December 31, so catch them now! You will need to be registered for the conference and have paid the registration fee to access the recorded sessions:

AgGateway Events

Dec. 10: IT-Supported Sustainable Agriculture

By AgGateway Europe Regional Director Conny Graumans

You are invited to the year-end meeting (conference call) of AgGateway's European Regional Group. Our theme is IT-supported sustainable agriculture. Read more >

Thursday 10 December
14:00 CET to 16:30 CET
(7:00 am to 9:30 am US Chicago - Central Time)
Registration link

Industry Events

Tech Hub LIVE Launches July 2021

Meister Media Worldwide, familiar for its CropLife and PrecisionAg brands, has announced the launch of its inaugural Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo, July 20-21, 2021, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. AgGateway is pleased to be a supporting organization for the Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo. Read more >

AGIIS Update

AGIIS Annual Maintenance Activities

AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) provides a repository for industry common data elements that serve as the fundamental building blocks for efficient electronic interactions between agricultural companies. Today, AGIIS contains 5.3 Million entities and 221,000 agricultural products ranging from crop protection chemicals, seed and fertilizer.

AGIIS is a “living” directory that is constantly being updated and enhanced. It features a Web interface that allows AGIIS subscribers to easily add and maintain products.

Each December, we perform a series of AGIIS maintenance activities in order to maintain data integrity within the database. These activities may update entity demographics, so it is important for AGIIS subscribers to understand when each maintenance activity is being performed so that any resulting changes to entity demographics can be applied to their internal systems. Read more >