2022 October Newsletter

2022 October Volume 16  Number 9

Annual Conference Preview

Five Reasons You Should Be in Clearwater Next Month

AgGateway’s 2022 Annual Meeting is fast approaching. As of this writing, so is Hurricane Ian, and although we’re still a month and a half out from our conference I hope you’ll join me in wishing safety and minimal impacts to the Clearwater community and all those in the path of the storm.

I look forward to seeing our volunteers, guests, and Gateway to Ag Careers students at the Wyndham Grand the week of November 14. If you’re still on the fence about registering for conference, here are my five top reasons to get excited about the value of our annual meeting. Read more >

Early Registration Discount Extended! Register by October 14 and Save $100

Portfolio Update

Strong Progress on New Initiatives

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

This month, the Portfolio Management Center saw a lot of the recently kicked off Working Groups (WG) start to make progress toward their deliverables. WG16 – Crop Protection Product Guidelines had a two-day in-person meeting that was well attended. The dedicated time hosted by Land O’Lakes really helped the group agree on some baseline topics that will provide an excellent foundation to work from on subsequent virtual sessions. There is some big potential to streamline and align on how crop protection products are ordered, inventoried, and reported. The longer-term vision is the enabling of standardized barcodes. Their work will not only help reduce invoicing errors and improve supply chain logistics, it will also start to create the building blocks needed to enable easy traceability and sustainability reporting. Read more >


AGIIS Multi-Factor Authentication Prompts Additional Enhancement

By Chris Crutchfield, Member Services Program Director

To strengthen AGIIS security, development is underway that will require users perform multi-factor authentication (MFA) to securely sign into the AGIIS database. Soon, users logging into AGIIS will be sent an email verification link to authenticate sign on.

In recent discussions surrounding MFA, the AGIIS Directory Oversight Committee (DOC) identified a concern using email as a second level validation. The concern is that some subscribers use a generic or group email address on user accounts for various internal business purposes. For example, some subscribers may associate a generic or group email address to all their user profiles so that email notifications regarding AGIIS Add or Update transactions are sent to one email address for review, instead of having them sent to a user’s business email account. The DOC came up with a solution that led to the enhancement, Entity Response Email Notification. Read more >

Region Report

LATAM Region Hosts Member Meetings

Jose Alexandre Loyola, Regional Director – Latin America

On September 6th, members representing the LATAM Region of AgGateway gathered at the AgTech Garage, an important, world renowned agriculture innovation hub based in Piracicaba, São Paulo. In partnership with leading companies in their segments, the AgTech Garage catalyzes innovation toward connected, collaborative, and agile systems. Read more >