2022 August Newsletter

2022 August Volume 16  Number 7

From The President

Ready to Engage? We’re Listening

By Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO

Summer may be a time when many travel to the beach or to a resort for some rest and relaxation. For us in agriculture, it is trade show season. AgGateway staff has been on the road in North and South America, visiting member booths, presenting on the work you’re doing, and listening to feedback on what excites you these days. Listening is probably the most important thing we do, whether we’re at a show, in a meeting, or making phone calls to speak with members. Read more >

Upcoming Events

In-Person Connectivity Events Taking Shape

AgGateway is excited to announce plans to engage both members and non-members through connectivity opportunities and education events over the next eight months.

For experienced members who are already implementing digital connectivity messages – or who would like to start – we will once again host our Quick Connect trading partner program during the AgGateway Annual Meeting, November 14-16, 2022 in Clearwater Beach, FL. Read more >

Portfolio Report

August Portfolio Update

Some very productive working sessions at the AgGateway North American Mid-Year Meeting created momentum for progress in the months ahead, and many of the working groups are at or near completion on the deliverables identified in their charter. Several groups are putting on the final touches and preparing to hand things over to the Digital Resource Center. Read more>

AGIIS Insider

AGIIS Enhancements and Updates

A lot of progress has been made on the AGIIS front so far this year, so this month’s report will focus on initiatives that have been recently completed, currently underway, and planned for completion in 2022. Read more>

On The Road

AgGateway Makes a Splash at 2nd Annual Tech Hub LIVE

As July wound down, AgGateway staff members were busy representing the association at an important industry technology event.

AgGateway was an official Supporting Organization of the Tech Hub Live Conference and Expo, July 19-21 at the Indianapolis Convention Center. Building on a successful inaugural event in 2021, Tech Hub Live’s attendance and number of exhibiting companies both increased by more than 20% in 2022 and drew attendees representing every segment of the crop production channel, with a focus on ag retailers and trusted advisers to farmers. Read more>

ADAPT Standard Development

ADAPT Standard Development: Work Begins August 3

Since its initial release in 2016, AgGateway’s ADAPT Framework has demonstrated its value to agriculture with an impressive record of adoption. ADAPT’s binary libraries have been downloaded more than 222,000 times, and the source code has been downloaded thousands of times more.

Now, AgGateway is ready to take the next step forward by making ADAPT a full-blown industry standard, and we are inviting both members and non-members to contribute to the project. Details are provided at the end of this piece. Read more>

Annual Conference

AgGateway, the agriculture industry’s global data interoperability solutions organization, is once again offering an opportunity for a limited number of students to attend its Annual Conference this fall at no cost. As a non-profit organization that highly values education for digital agriculture solutions, AgGateway will select several students nominated by professors and agricultural companies to be our guest at the event. Nominations are due by September 15. Read more>

As a young professional in the Ag Technology industry, it is very difficult to point yourself towards a company or role that will be both sustaining and rewarding due to the dynamic nature of our field. For me, the Gateway to Ag Careers program opened my eyes to the vast number of opportunities within Agriculture, and helped me identify my niche within the marketplace. Even years after this event, I have maintained contact with my mentor and other colleagues I met in the program. I would recommend GTAC to any young person looking to further their exposure and build lasting relationships.

Trey Colley, GTAC Class of 2017 Regional Manager, Ag Technologies | GreenPoint Ag