2021 September Newsletter

2021 September Volume 15  Number 8

Annual Conference

Register Today!

We’re excited to announce that registration is open for AgGateway’s 2021 Annual Conference, November 8-10, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The in-person conference will feature an array of sessions and networking opportunities for companies seeking to realize the many benefits of digital agriculture. Details are available on the Annual Conference meeting page, which will be updated regularly. Please note that you can easily register for the conference by using the new MyAgGateway resource for members.

“We know that the many companies and organizations interested in digital agriculture are eager to meet once again with colleagues to focus on the critical mission of digital connectivity,” said AgGateway President & CEO Wendy Smith. “Among the hot topics our members have been pursuing across North America, Latin America and Europe are traceability, interoperability, in-field product identification, laboratory test standardization, precision irrigation, and much more.” Read more >


Corteva Makes Major Contribution to Improve Interoperability in Agriculture

AgGateway’s ADAPT open-source community continues its steady progress on improving the ADAPT framework and various plugins. The result of that progress is better interoperability in agriculture between different software and hardware applications.

A few years ago, Proagrica’s Steve Hipwell led an effort to automate a process that watched for contributed code to be accepted by the ADAPT technical team and then compile that code, test it, post it to a service convenient for developers to access, and then notify developers of its availability. Automated processes of this type are often referred to as a CI/CD pipeline (continuous integration/continuous deployment). Read more >

Portfolio Management Center

September 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 Review on Sept 22

I will be providing the first in a series of quarterly reviews of AgGateway's working group activities on September 22 at 9:00 am Chicago time, and all AgGateway members are invited to attend. This will include a recap of work completed and resources submitted to the Digital Resource Center, as well as work activities underway, and a look at what's next from AgGateway's current working groups. Look for the GoTo Webinar URL on the AgGateway calendar. Read more>

Member Recognition

Reminder: Nominate a Colleague by September 17

Remember to help AgGateway recognize the leaders who are paving the way for digital connectivity in ag! Nominations for AgGateway’s Ron Storms Leadership Award 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. Read more >

New Member Profile

Leaf: Developer Tools for Agriculture

AgGateway welcomes Leaf Agriculture, a company focused on providing farm data infrastructure as a service to help agtech companies focus on their core products and users.

According to Leaf CEO G. Bailey Stockdale, software developers use Leaf’s API to:

  • become compatible with all major agriculture brands via a single integration
  • translate proprietary machine data files
  • import, export and reconcile field boundaries from other platforms
  • retrieve and serve imagery from multiple providers
  • organize and manage their user’s data
  • solve many other use cases.

Read more >

Latin America

AgGateway Participates in Major Agtech Events in Latin America

I was pleased to represent AgGateway at the second edition of Summit Agrihub on August 27, an event hosted by our associate member Agrihub, in Cuiabá/MT Brazil. I participated on a panel with other agribusiness professionals to discuss the challenges of expanding access to new digital technologies among rural producers in Latin America. Read more >

AGIIS Update

“Be Prepared”

The motto “Be Prepared” is one that many of us heard growing up, especially if you belonged to the Boy Scouts of America organization. Someone once asked Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, “Be prepared for what?” His response was, “Any old thing”. But he then went on to say, “The Scout motto means that you were always in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty and face danger, if necessary, to help others.” 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.