By Jeremy Wilson, Chief Operating Officer/North American Director
It’s Wednesday evening on May 11th, 2022, around 6:45 PM. You are about 36 hours into your work week, and it’s looking like this will be an 80-hour work week by Saturday night.
You normally work in a different role with a retailer, but during the busy spring season you are being sent to “a location” to “help out.” You got the call immediately after having driven 45 minutes to pick up seed at another location for a Grower who is in danger of running out by tomorrow afternoon.
You have been dreaming about dinner with your family since about 4:45, and you know for sure your family is watching your favorite show on TV. You spent about 20 minutes checking every weather app on your smart phone to see if it really will rain early on Saturday morning and get you a day off -- maybe even enough moisture to keep the farmer out the field for a couple days over the weekend.
Question: Can anyone relate??? Another question: Is a lack of operational efficiency making your difficult situation worse?
Let me challenge you to spend some time thinking about your efficiency pain points, and how AgGateway can help you streamline the process within “a location” – or the entire organization – to help Spring run smoother. Streamlining the process not only helps improve profitability, but it also enables your employees to be more efficient and possibly offer them more time doing things they enjoy.
As you find your process pain points, AgGateway can get you started on the road to improved operational efficiency. Our new Portfolio Manager, Ben Craker, is looking forward to hearing your suggestions and concerns, and to scheduling a meet up to discuss the pain points with other members. He officially starts in this role as the Mid-Year Meeting kicks off, so please find time to connect with him in Altoona.
The Portfolio Management Committee is working on several projects leading up to the Mid-Year, including the following:
Having a plan of attack is key to maximizing the value of your Mid-Year Meeting experience. As you lay out a schedule for your time, I would ask you consider the following sessions in Altoona:
Thank You for all you do for AgGateway, and I look forward to visiting with you at the Mid-Year Meeting!
June 2022 Newsletter Home
Staff News | Craker Joins AgGateway
From the President | Implementation Sets AgGateway Apart
Member Services | Mid-Year Meeting Priorities
Portfolio Update | Moving the Needle on Digital Connectivity at MYM
MYM Workshop | Breaking Cultural Barriers to Tech Adoption
Plan to Attend Tech Hub LIVE: Learning, Networking, and Member-Only Discount