By the AgGateway Conference Committee
Registration details will be coming your way soon for the virtual Mid-Year Meeting, July 7-10! We’re excited to be able to provide:
We’ll be sharing more details with you soon, and look forward to meeting with you virtually in July!
By Susan Ruland, AgGateway Marketing Communications Director
We are delighted to welcome Leslie Hedges as the new Director of Member Services. Leslie comes to AgGateway with 20 years of experience in the legal and real estate professions, as well as experience with nonprofit organizations.
“We are excited for Leslie to apply her strengths in customer service, management and leadership in service to AgGateway’s 200 member companies, and also as she interacts with the many prospective members that seek to reap the full benefits of digital agriculture,” said AgGateway President and CEO Wendy Smith. Read more >
By Jim Wilson, AgGateway Chief Technical Officer
AgGateway recently collaborated on a series of workshop sessions on interoperability in farm operations. While the series was designed for the New Zealand agriculture industry, much of it is universal in its focus on the basics and benefits of seamless exchange of information in farm operations. Read more >
By Dan Berne, AgGateway Portfolio Manager
AgGateway Europe has been bringing together companies and ag data specialists to standardize data exchange for farm inputs – specifically for seed, fertilizer and crop protection products. Today, multiple data exchange standards and definitions exist across Europe, often causing delays and inefficiencies, and hampering the ability to provide traceability. By standardizing on a data exchange standard, companies can better support sustainable agriculture, increase transparency, and improve interoperability, as well as provide opportunities to boost innovation. Read more >
By José Alexandre Loyola, AgGateway Latin America Regional Director
On May 5, members of AgGateway in Latin America held a meeting through videoconference, with the participation of two very special external guests: Charles Peeters, CEO of GAPES; and Ronei Sana, Agriculture Coordinator for Precision of the SLC Group. Both professionals shared their experiences as end users of technologies in their companies that cultivate large areas of soy, corn and cotton. They gave their perspectives in relation to the current digital technologies available and their advantages and points for improvement, as well as the challenges they are facing in the field in the implementation and integration of data and various platforms. Interoperability continues to be an area of difficulty, and the ability to integrate some digital platforms (e.g., weather forecast platform) with farm management systems.
There were 25 participants in the meeting, and the feedback was very positive. With this information and insights in mind, we intend to focus our discussions at the next meeting on the main demands regarding digital agriculture to be improved in the Latin American region. If you operate in the Latin American region and would like more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Chris Crutchfield, AgGateway Member Services
While our column this month is for anybody who wants to learn more about AGIIS, I want to start with a quick request to current AGIIS subscribers. If you rely on AGIIS, would you please consider providing us with a quick testimonial sentence or two, so we can share your successes and promote wider adoption? Contact us at Member.Services@AgGateway.org – it’s easy and quick!
And now, a message to those who aren’t as familiar with AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS). AGIIS is a database that houses unique identifiers and common data elements to help facilitate eBusiness within the ag industry. If you want to better understand AGIIS, how it works, and how other organizations are realizing cost savings, reduced labor hours and reduced data entry errors, you can find a wealth of information here on the AGIIS page of the AgGateway website. Read more >
2020 June Newsletter Home
Mid-Year Meeting Virtual Mid-Year Meeting Comes Your Way in July
Member Services Leslie Hedges Joins AgGateway as Director of Member Services
Interoperability AgGateway Co-Produces Workshop on Interoperability; View the Videos Now
Europe AgGateway Europe Working to Harmonize Farm Input Data
News from the Latin American Regional Group
AGIIS Update Where Can I Learn More About the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS)?