2021 June Newsletter

2021 June Volume 15  Number 5


AgGateway Meetings

Sustainability, Track & Trace - Join All the Great Conversations June 14-18

AgGateway will hold its Education & Action Week on June 14-18, with a series of free, informative and interactive webinars. You can pick and choose from the offerings; each session will last about 45 minutes. The week’s activities are meant to provide valuable information and action steps on connectivity projects in place of a face-to-face Mid-Year Meeting this year, since many companies continue to restrict travel due to the pandemic. Read more >


Portfolio Management Center

June 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 at Education & Action Week

A portfolio discussion is scheduled for Monday June 14, as part of AgGateway’s Education & Action Week. This will be an interactive discussion on where the various working groups might connect. For example, can the data linking group provide input to the data models for potato traceability? Can the newly created ADAPT infield product ID plug-in be used or leveraged elsewhere? Working group leads and volunteer members should come prepared to discuss these cross-connections. I look forward to the discussion! Read more >


Welcome New Member

Bushel: Helping Grain Move from Paper to Digital

Bushel is an independently owned software company and provider of software technology solutions for growers, grain buyers, ag retailers, protein producers and food companies, headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, USA. Founded in 2017, Bushel provides a platform that now powers nearly 2,000 grain facilities across the United States and Canada with real-time business information for their producers. About 60,000 producers use Bushel products and services each month. Read more >



Potato Companies Seek to Improve Sustainable Quality through Traceability

Large potato processors, such as McCain and Lamb Weston, want to learn about the performance of specific potato varieties grown and stored under different conditions: different soil types, the application of different fertilizers and crop protection products, irrigation practices, etc. Read more >


Latin America

Carbon Sequestration, Digital Ag in Brazil, and Communications Support

Our June meeting of members with interest in Latin America was held June 1, and included two experts presenting challenges and trends related to carbon sequestration in agriculture. We also completed our discussion of the projects that we will focus on in the region this year, in addition to the soil data integration project that is already in progress. Read more >


Join the Discussion on Increasing Member Value

You can still join AgGateway’s Member Advisory Panel in a lively discussion on ways to continually improve the value that AgGateway is delivering to its members.

We are using an approach called Human-Centered Design, or Design Thinking. While you contribute to the process, we also think you’ll gain some problem-solving techniques you can take back to the office.

Members are invited to two sessions during Education & Action Week:

  • Tuesday, June 15 and Wednesday, June 16 - Two 3-hour virtual workshops: Brainstorm and prototype concepts to improve value to members; prioritize for planning.
  • Go to the Education & Action page to download the calendar notices.

I hope you’ll join us!

Industry News

News from Partner Associations

Here are two clips of interest from our colleagues at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) – both AgGateway members. AFIA reports on a Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). And ARA reports on recommendations to USDA on Pilot Carbon Bank Projects. Read more >

AGIIS Update

AGIIS Educational Opportunity: Integrations

As part of Education & Action Week, June 14-18, I invite you to join us Friday June 18, for a free session that explores integrations in AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS). Integration can be defined as “the act of bringing together smaller components into a single system that functions as one”. That’s a perfect description for what we’re looking for in AGIIS integrations – to provide a seamless, efficient, accurate connection to easily share AGIIS information for eConnectivity. Read more >

Industry Events

Upcoming Events

AgGateway Education & Action Week, June 14-18.

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 From seed to retail, advancements in digital and precision technology systems present exciting new opportunities to capitalize on. Tech Hub LIVE is a full-spectrum event broadly addressing the issues and market segments in data-driven precision agriculture and digital technology, with particular focus on the Midwestern United States. The forum aims to bring together the suppliers, practitioners, and technology enablers who are leading this evolution and empowering the future of agriculture. Tech Hub LIVE is more than an event—it’s a community. Sign up to receive Tech Hub LIVE updates at www.techhublive.com.

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.