2021 July Newsletter

2021 July Volume 15  Number 6


Membership Benefits

Tap into AgGateway!

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.

Here are tips #1 and #2 off that list:

1. I’m Involved

  • Have you reviewed the various committees and working groups to make sure you’re involved in activities relevant to your company’s business goals?
  • Are you talking with other members about the pain points that your company would like the industry to address? Read more >


Portfolio Management Center

July 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.

Cross-Portfolio Connections Made at Education & Action Week

During the portfolio review session at the AgGateway Education & Action Week, working group team members used the Mural tool to identify cross-connections between and among the different working groups. The intent is to not only be more efficient, but to create greater impact to AgGateway’s mission to develop the resources and relationships that drive digital connectivity in global agriculture and related industries. Read more >


AgGateway Meetings

Watch Recorded Sessions: Sustainability, Track & Trace and More

AgGateway held a successful Education & Action Week in June – thanks to all who participated! If you missed a session, you can access the recordings at no cost and take advantage of the valuable information shared with the industry. Read more >


Welcome New Member

Epik Systems:  Farm and Carbon Management Solution Development

AgGateway welcomes Epik Systems, a product incubation service provider focused on building sustainability solutions. Epik is particularly interested in AgGateway’s ADAPT, an open-source project that enables interoperability between different agriculture software and hardware applications. Read more >


Latin America

Watch Digital Ag in Brazil Session, and Join Us August 3

I hope you were able to join us for the presentation on digital agriculture trends in Brazil last month, but if not, you have the good fortune of being able to access the recording, here. Our presenter was Sibelle de Andrade Silva, Innovation Director of the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply; the session was very well received by the participants of Education & Action Week. Read more >

AGIIS Update

Share Your Ideas for AGIIS Improvements!

Do you have an idea – big or small – on a way to improve AGIIS? We’d love to hear it! AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) is constantly being improved. With an allotted amount of development hours each year, improvements are made to AGIIS to support changing regulations, as with last year’s Data Privacy enhancement, or to support changes to AGIIS business rules. But many enhancements – and some may argue the most beneficial enhancements – come directly from the user community, you!

While we currently have a few enhancements in the initial stages of development, once complete, we will still have ample hours to accommodate user submitted enhancements in 2021. With these hours at our disposal, ask yourself, “What changes to AGIIS would make my job easier?” Read more >

Industry Events

Upcoming Events

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

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

Tech Hub LIVE Conference & Expo – July 20-21, Des Moines, Iowa, USA –An engaging, expansive tradeshow floor and field day with demos offer strategies for integrating up-and-coming ag tech innovations. Build your skills during workshops and take in Tech Talks from industry leaders. Get to know others who share your desire to advance business at our Welcome to Iowa Party, group reception and networking breaks. The list of industry players who will be there continues to grow.

“We took a different approach to the sessions, taking full advantage of our return to in-person events. The two-day event provides ongoing opportunities to find out how leaders across the ag retail and tech spectrum are adopting innovation to improve their businesses,” said Paul Schrimpf, conference chair of Tech Hub LIVE and group editor of the Agribusiness Group at Meister Media Worldwide.

Sessions include topics that cover technology adoptions, nitrogen management, drones for beginners, retail precision programs, sensors, recruiting post-pandemic, robotics and automation, data integration, and more. On top of actionable, practical knowledge, attendees can acquire up to 25.5 CEUs.

Plus, a limited field day at Couser Cattle Company at Modern Ag Farm shows how a fully integrated farming operation integrates systems for row crop production, along with animal and ethanol programs. Leading ag-tech companies will share their latest products and systems in a demo area. Register Now: https://techhublive.com/register/

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.