2021 August Newsletter

2021 August Volume 15  Number 7

Annual Conference

Choose Your Sponsorship Now for Annual Conference!

We are looking forward to an exceptional in-person Annual Conference this November in Nashville, Tennessee, and know that you are also eager to meet once again with colleagues and business prospects. Mark your calendar for November 8-10!

We’ll be sharing details soon about the agenda for the conference, and the link to registration. For now, we invite you to consider the ways you can raise your company’s profile at the meeting and support AgGateway’s mission through a sponsorship. Most of the sponsorships have limited availability, and are offered first-come, first-served, so please review the sponsorship program, consider the best option to maximize your exposure, and reserve your choices as soon as possible. Read more >

Member Recognition

Call for Nominations: Ron Storms Leadership Award

Is there a veteran AgGateway leader whose work you've really admired at AgGateway? It may be someone on the board of directors, steering committee, or within a working group, committee or project team that you think goes above and beyond the call of duty, and really keeps things moving. Finally, is this someone who has been involved with AgGateway for at least two years as a member volunteer (not staff), and has he or she demonstrated their leadership in more than one place, on more than one activity?

If so, help us recognize that exemplary leadership and nominate them now for the AgGateway Ron Storms Leadership Award. Nominations are due Friday, September 17. Details are available here. It's not hard to make a nomination and requires just a few minutes of your time. Recent past winners include Ann Vande Lune, Eric Hoefing, Joe Tevis and Randy Fry. Read more >

Portfolio Management Center

August Working Group Round-Up

Here’s a brief summary of AgGateway’s Working Group activities this month, starting with the latest news. Want to get involved or start a group? Contact Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org.

Quarterly Portfolio Reviews Coming

I’m pleased to announce that we will begin holding quarterly conference calls as an additional way to keep the membership informed about working group activities. We’re launching the updates based on feedback from AgGateway members who attended the design thinking sessions during Education & Action Week.

The sessions will be open to all members and will be scheduled each year for January, April, June (during the Mid-Year Meeting), September and November (at the Annual Conference). Our first portfolio review will be scheduled for September; we’ll be announcing the date and time soon. In addition, we will set up twice-yearly sessions for working group chairs and others to specifically look at areas of cross-over and leverage. Read more >

New Member Profile

M2M craft Co.: Developing an ISOBUS Communication Library

AgGateway welcomes new member M2M craft, based in Japan, whose mission is “to provide know-how of communication protocols used among devices for our customers to shorten time to market.”

M2M craft distributes communication libraries for using field bus and industrial Ethernet communication protocols. It also provides technical supports and engineering services such as prototyping for the introduction and integration of various communication protocols among devices.

“We are developing ISOBUS server/client software, and IoT software concerning control system of Farm Mobile machinery,” said CEO Manabu Wada. “We want to improve user convenience by ensuring interoperability between the system we develop and the systems of other companies.”

Welcome M2M craft!

Latin America

AgGateway and ConectarAGRO Link Arms

By José Alexandre Loyola, AgGateway Latin America Regional Director

We’re pleased to announce that ConectarAGRO has become a member of AgGateway, and AgGateway has, in turn, joined ConectarAGRO as a supporting member. ConectarAGRO is an association that aims to promote technological solutions, such as LTE 4G 700 MHz, to stimulate the expansion of internet access in the most diverse agricultural regions in Brazil. The association was formed by companies including AGCO, Climate, CNH Industrial, Jacto, Nokia, Solinftec, Tim and Trimble.

As our members in the Latin America region focus on connectivity and move forward with projects, ConectarAgro will certainly contribute greatly by fostering discussion of connectivity topics with other professionals in the sector, helping define and pursue the main challenges and opportunities in this area.

Does your company have operations or interest in Latin America? Let me know if you would like more information or want to be involved, by contacting me through Member Services at Member.Services@AgGateway.org.

Member Services

Introducing “MyAgGateway” and its Benefits: Review and Update Your Profile Today!

We are pleased to announce the launch of “MyAgGateway”, our new association management system that lets members easily access and manage information related to their AgGateway experience.

On July 21, all AgGateway members received an email with instructions on how to sign into the new system. If you did not receive the email with your log-in link, simply contact Member Services. We will happily resend you your personal invitation. Read more >

Membership Benefits

Tap into AgGateway: Tips #3 and #4

As we move into the second half of 2021, AgGateway invites you to take a moment to consider all the ways AgGateway membership brings value to you and your company. Review a brief checklist as you create, engage and grow with digital connections. Read more >

AgGateway Staff

Now Contracting: Director, Marketing & Communications

It is with appreciation and sadness that AgGateway announces the resignation of Susan Ruland, Director of Marketing and Communications, as she moves into semi-retirement. Susan has served with the organization since 2012 and grown the visibility of the organization significantly over the past nine years. We wish Susan well as she takes on the next phase of her personal and professional life. Read more >

Industry Events

Upcoming Events

AgGateway Annual Conference, Nov. 8-10, Nashville, Tenn., USA.

AgGateway is proud to be partnering with and/or participating in these upcoming events:

Women in Agribusiness Summit – September 21-23, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. (Virtual Option Available) – The Summit provides the latest on industry trends and outlooks in an interactive forum, as well as the opportunity to network with the sector’s most influential executives and decision-makers. WIA is an international community of women who are passionate about agribusiness and sharing industry knowledge to help professional women know their business better. Enjoy content, networking, and camaraderie.

2021 ARA Conference and Expo – “Saddle Up for Success”, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, San Antonio, Texas, USA. Watch for details soon on the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) flagship event.

Questions? Contact Member Services at +1 (866) 251-8618, or Member.Services@AgGateway.org.