2024 January-February Member Updates

2024 January/February Volume 18  Number 1

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From the President

Inspiration from The Vision Conference Experience

By Brent Kemp, President and CEO

Last week at The VISION Conference, I had the good fortune to visit with many friends of AgGateway as well as build new connections. The networking available provided valuable opportunities to share news of current activities and exchange views on the state of ag tech adoption. The programming team and advisory board for the conference made sure we had ample educational programming as well. As I reflect on the week, there are a couple of moments that stand out that I think highlight the importance of the work we do together at AgGateway. Read more >

Portfolio Update

Seven Key Initiatives to Kick Off the New Year

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

Following a holiday season marked with year-end clean-up work, we spent our January getting ourselves and our volunteer members back up to speed on where things were left off and what the tasks need to be worked on to move the various AgGateway projects forward. As we rapidly slide into February, here is an overview of where things are for each of the active working groups. Read more >


AGIIS Annual Maintenance: What Subscribers Need to Know

By Chris Crutchfield, AGIIS Product Manager

On an annual basis, the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) undergoes a series of required maintenance activities spanning two separate weekends. I’d like to take this opportunity to describe the maintenance that was performed last month, and remind subscribers to review and apply updates resulting from these activities. Read more >

Workflow Process

PMC Advisory Groups Streamlined for 2024

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to do a post-mortem examination of the work and strategies of the previous 12 months, celebrate the victories, and course-correct that which has not lived up to its promise. As we dug in, having gathered feedback from members and staff, we found some of each pertaining to some of the organizational units within the Portfolio Management Center. Read more >

Regional Updates

LATAM Region — Outreach and Upcoming Meetings

By Jose Alexandre Loyola, Regional Director

On January 31st, I participated in the IX Meeting of ABPSAP (Brazilian Association of Precision Agriculture Service Providers) in Goiânia/GO. I spoke to the attendees about the mission and goals of AgGateway, as well as current projects in the three regions of the world in which we are present to promote our work and encourage new memberships in 2024. Read more >

Staff News

Stephen Christian Joins Member Services Team

AgGateway is pleased to welcome Stephen Christian to the organization as Member Services Analyst. Stephen fills a staff role that was vacated by the departmental promotions of Chris Crutchfield and Nikki Marshall late last year following Josh Wall’s departure. Read more >

Outreach Report

AgIN Workshop in Germany Moves the Needle

By Ben Craker, Portfolio Manager

John Deere hosted the AEF AgIN (Agricultural Interoperability Network) workshop 24 -25 January at their office in Kaiserslautern, Germany. I was pleased to be able to attend -- there was great participation with 18 people representing four equipment manufacturers, an FMIS, an industry data router, and two other AEF member associations in addition to myself. Read more >

Events – Education - Outreach

New Member Orientation (virtual)
5 March 2024
Look for Invitation Coming Soon or Contact Member Services

2024 Mid-Year Meeting
10-12 June, 2024
Prairie Meadows, Altoona, IA

2024 Annual Conference
11-13 November, 2024
Austin, TX