2023 May Member Updates

2023 May Volume 17  Number 4

From the President

Building New Value from AgGateway Resources

By Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO

AgGateway América Latina celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. I couldn’t be prouder of the work that this group has done to educate the South American community about the opportunities and advantages of collaborative standards development and implementation.

From its formation and through today, Regional Director José Loyola has been a tireless advocate for the organization’s work and value, and a passionate evangelist for membership. And they contribute their own energy and insight into AgGateway Working Groups and leadership teams. I thank all of you for your enthusiasm and diligence in moving the agricultural industry forward in Latin America and across the globe. Read more >

Portfolio Update

May Portfolio Update: Preparing For a Productive Mid-Year Meeting

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

April saw several Working Groups make some key decisions and progress toward having their digital resources prepared to review at what will be a very busy Mid-Year Meeting. Also, a call to participate was issued for a new working group, WG21 European Reporting Data ADAPT Mapping. The effort will follow on the work done by the Closed Loop Spray and Potato Provenance efforts to gap check the new ADAPT standard model against several common reporting models in use in Europe. The gap check will help ensure that ADAPT covers these use cases and meets the needs of the global agricultural community for transferring agricultural data. Read more >

Digital Resource Briefs

ADAPT, Product Catalog

ADAPT Standard Release Coming Soon
For the past few weeks, the ADAPT Standard team has been addressing a handful of outstanding issues leading to the release of Version 1.0. The ADAPT Standard team continues to meet every Wednesday from 11:00 – 12:00 US Eastern Time, and It is not too late to contribute your time and expertise. To sign up, send an email to our member services department. Read more >

Onward to Altoona

Mid-Year Meeting Checklist

By Paul Schrimpf, Marketing and Communications Director

The AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting in Altoona, IA is just six weeks away, so now is the time to start planning your meeting experience. Agriculture events across the country have been recording significant attendance numbers so far this year, and after a highly active and productive winter and spring for AgGateway Working Groups and Committees, we are expecting a strong turnout in Iowa this summer. Read more >

AGIIS Insider

Q1 Enhancements Update

By Chris Crutchfield, Member Services Program Director

With the first quarter in the books, I thought this would be a great time to communicate the work completed to improve the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) Directory and give a preview of some enhancements that are on the horizon. Each year, AGIIS is allotted a number of development units to make improvements to the directory. Through our first quarter, we have utilized one-fifth of these units on the following enhancements: Read more >

Europe Region Update

Mid-Year Seminar Coming in June

By Conny Graumans, AgGateway Europe Regional Director

AgGateway Europe leadership is pleased to announce its upcoming Mid-Year Seminar to take place 22 June, 2023 from 9:00 to 16:00 Central European Time. This is an open meeting available to both members and non-members.

The program will feature several short presentations focused on relevant developments in data sharing and data processing related to smart sustainable farming and precision agriculture. The final agenda will be released later this month. We welcome individuals and organizations to consider contributing to the seminar with a short presentation that fits our content objectives. Read more >


2D Barcodes on the Horizon: What about Ag?

Compiled by Paul Schrimpf, Marketing and Communications Director

A recent article appearing on Axios described the next evolution in barcoding for consumer packaging, the 2D barcode. The new code is set to supplant the nearly 50-year old UPC code over the next four years, led by its creator and implementation facilitator GS1 US. When fully implemented, the 2D code will provide vastly more information on a product, enabling improved inventory management and enhanced recall response while delivering more detailed sourcing information for sustainability programs. Read more >