2023 January/February Member Update

2023 January/February Volume 17  Number 1

From the President

Outreach is Off and Running in 2023

By Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO

AgGateway is on the move! At least that’s the way the new year feels, with in person meet ups beginning in January, and industry events providing opportunities to connect with members and other stakeholders. Read more >

Portfolio Update

Setting a Course for Success

By Ben Craker, AgGateway Portfolio Manager

With the start of the new year people often reflect on the achievements of the past year and look ahead to what the new year may bring. For the Portfolio Management Center, it is a time to reengage and get back to work. During the holidays calendars tend to get crammed with personal and professional commitments, which often results in low attendance and cancelled meetings as the year winds down. So we spent a lot of time in January reconnecting and confirming regular meeting schedules, while also starting up a couple of new Working Groups. Read more >


Taking Steps Toward a Standard: Join the Effort

By Jim Wilson, AgGateway Chief Technology Officer

Over the past few months, we have been sharing with the agriculture industry AgGateway’s commitment to taking bold, next-level steps with ADAPT. Work on ADAPT began in 2012 and has brought significant benefit to AgGateway’s members and the broader agriculture industry for the many years since the release of version 1, as evidenced by the more than a quarter million downloads it has delivered to subscribers over the past decade. Read more >


Stuck in a Rut? Try the New Year’s Resolution Substitute Theory

By Josh Wall, AGIIS Product Manager

As you are reading this article, we are already one full month into 2023 and those of us that attempted to create a New Year’s Resolution are probably in the same boat. When we started the year, we had lofty goals and expectations, whether that was eating better, getting more exercise, reaching goals for work, or just being a better person. Read more >

Europe Region Update

Year-End Meeting Highlights Region’s Progress

By Conny Graumans, Europe Region Director

AgGateway’s Europe community held its year-end meeting December 7-8 to review progress made on key projects in 2022, and to set a course for 2023 projects and work. The meeting was hosted at the CLAAS factory site in Harsewinkel, Germany. Many thanks go out to Klaus-Herbert Rolf of 365FarmNet and the representatives from CLAAS for opening their space for his meeting and, for providing an interesting tour of the factory. Read more >

Latin America Update

2023 Plan Takes Shape

By Jose Loyola, Latin America Director

The LATAM Steering Committee met at the end of January to discuss actions in the region and to set the calendar for member meetings that will take place this year. All 2023 in-person meetings will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The meeting schedule will be available soon. Read more >


AgGateway Signs on as Supporting Organization for Tech Hub Live

AgGateway is once again an official supporting organization of the Tech Hub LIVE Conference and Expo, which is being held July 24-26, 2023, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. Tech Hub LIVE has become a critical mid-year event for convening practitioners, experts, and key stakeholders in the ag technology realm, and provides AgGateway with the opportunity to network and share our message and mission to a highly targeted and engaged audience.

AgGateway has submitted ideas for breakout session topics and is exploring ways to reach and engage prospective members during the event more effectively. Watch for updates in this newsletter in the weeks ahead.

For more information about the conference, visit the official event website.