2023 September Member Updates

2023 September Volume 17  Number 8

From the President

Breaking Down the Silos

By Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO

What did you read this summer? A thriller or biography at the beach or by the pool? The latest politics or world affairs paperback? I’ve been revisiting some quick reads from my bookshelf, including “The Question Behind the Question”, by John G. Miller. The book promotes personal accountability within the context of participating in a business, though it could be any relational, group effort – a sports team, a charitable cause, or a family. Read more >

Portfolio Update

Q3 Progress Report

Featuring Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

In preparation for the upcoming Annual Conference in Nashville this October, the Portfolio Management Center is hard at work on current key initiatives, including the second generation soil lab data standard, ADAPT serialization, booking and pre-pay reporting, field boundaries, and more. The linked video features Portfolio Manager Ben Craker, who provides an overview of current and emerging activities of interest to members.

If you have any questions on the activities of any of these working groups or want to get engaged feel free to contact me (ben.craker@aggateway.org), or sign up for a working group here.

Member Services

Commitment to Excellence in Time of Transition

Nikki Marshall, Member Services Program Director

As mentioned in last month’s Member Update, after 20 years of working with AGIIS and AGIIS’s predecessor, RAPID, Josh Wall has moved on to a new opportunity in the agriculture industry. The Member Services team will miss Josh’s expertise, knowledge, mentorship, and friendship! Those of us that have worked with Josh can certainly relate. Read more >

Regional Updates

LATAM Region | August Meetings Review and Look Ahead

By Jose Loyola, AgGateway Latin America Director

On August 1st, 20 members of the Latin America region held a meeting at the Instituto Eldorado in Campinas. The Instituto Eldorado is a renowned private research institute which serves agribusiness and other important business sectors such as telecommunications and automotive by developing systems and testing equipment to validate quality standards, among other activities. Read more >

Partner News

ASABE Harvest Data Standard Addresses Some Common Conundrums in Yield Analysis

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

The ASABE Precision Agriculture Technical Committee (MS-54) recently announced that has developed and released a new National Standard relevant to several different projects within AgGateway. The official title of the standard is ANSI/ASABE S611 JUN2023 Collecting, Processing, and Visualizing Geographic Harvest Data, and it addresses some of the common headaches the industry encounters with yield data files, both from the OEM manufacturer perspective of generating yield files as well as for FMIS or software companies that receive and analyze yield data. Read more >

Member Perspective

Member Perspective

Retail Member Perspective: Growmark’s Zach Leiser

Among many responsibilities he has at Growmark, Zach Leiser, Senior Agronomy Portfolio Technology Manager, works with his team to help cooperative members make best decisions about their implementation of technology. He’s also intimately involved in Growmark’s efforts to establish what they call “good, clean Grower-Farm-Field boundary structure” that advance efficiency, agronomy, and customer service. Leiser answered some questions about Growmark’s field boundary initiative, and AgGateway’s role in bringing stakeholders to the table to share ideas and develop standards. Read more >

Events – Education - Outreach

AgGateway Annual Conference
 12-16 November 2023
Hilton Nashville Downtown
Nashville, TN

AgGateway Orientation Webinar
September 19, 10:00-11:00 AM Central
Link … https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1287030469788237151


The Vision Conference
AgGateway is once again a proud supporting organization of the 2024 Vision Conference
 For event information visit www.thevisionconference.com

Annual Conference

Gateway to Ag Careers Nominations Deadline is September 15

Attention University Advisors and Internship Coordinators! The Gateway To Ag Careers program is seeking student nominees for its 2023 Fellowship, sponsored by the AgCIO Roundtable and presented by AgGateway. Up to 10 students selected from all nominations received will be invited to participate in the AgGateway Annual Conference this November. Travel, hotel accommodations, and conference registration will be provided. Click here for more information, including a nomination form.