2018 January/February Newsletter

January/February 2018   Volume 12  Number 1


  • Welcome new members!
    Nebraska Grain and Feed Association (www.negfa.org)
    Shannon Harringx
    (Individual Member)
  • Mark your 2018 calendar: Mid-Year Meeting – June 11-14, Prairie Meadows, Altoona, Iowa; and Annual Conference – November 5-7, Sheraton Austin Hotel at The Capitol, Austin, Texas.
  • New to AgGateway? Join us for a one-hour orientation webinar on April 22 for a background on the AgGateway organization and how to get involved in AgGateway. Register here. 
  • Check out the Conference Photo Gallery! We’ve posted some great shots from the Annual Conference in San Diego. 


Precision Ag

AgGateway’s ADAPT Releases ISO Plugin: Major Step Forward for ADAPT Implementation

By Susan Ruland AgGateway Communications Director

AgGateway’s ADAPT Framework, which is designed to make it easy for various hardware and software systems that growers use in their businesses to “talk to each other”, has a new tool to help developers: the ADAPT ISO Plugin. AgGateway has released Version 2 of the ADAPT ISO Plugin, making it easier for Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS) to read and write data to/from displays and terminals that use the ISOXML specification. Read more...


AgGateway Leadership

AgGateway Announces 2018 Leadership

A recent AgGateway press release

AgGateway has announced its 2018 leadership, including the directors of its Strategic Board and Operational Management Board, and leaders of its councils and committees. The non-profit organization, which has more than 200 member companies, is moving into its 13th year in expanding how agricultural information can be better managed to maximize efficiency and productivity.

“We have a terrific slate of directors and leaders once again this year, and I’m excited about the work we’ll be doing to benefit agribusinesses and related industries,” said AgGateway President and CEO Wendy Smith. “AgGateway and its members thank these individuals and their companies, which have recognized how essential this work is to the ongoing success of the ag industry.” Read more...


Crop Nutrition

AgGateway and ResponsibleAg Offer New Capability for Rapid, Automated Look-Up of Certified Fertilizer Facilities

By Susan Ruland AgGateway Communications Director

AgGateway and ResponsibleAg have collaborated on new look-up functionality that allows fertilizer manufacturers, distributors and retailers to quickly and automatically confirm that fertilizer locations they are doing business with are certified for safe fertilizer storage and handling. Certified locations are now included in AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS), a database that houses agricultural reference data for industry subscribers. AGIIS is used widely by crop nutrition companies to provide location and product identifiers that allow for the automated exchange of data between agri-businesses. To access the new functionality, companies must be AGIIS subscribers and ResponsibleAg participants. Read more...

Member Services

Consider How AgGateway Will Make Your 2018 Great!

By Josh Wall  AgGateway AGIIS Product Director

It’s February and most of us are getting settled into 2018 – days filled with conference calls, meetings and a steady stream of emails. But before we get too far into the new year and the busy season, it’s a perfect time to consider what’s scheduled and what needs more attention in the months ahead. Consider the projects your company will embark on that involve electronic connectivity – or, better yet, consider the processes that are cumbersome, inefficient and need improvement. Consider today how AgGateway can assist in making your job easier and your company more productive! Read more...

AgGateway in the News

In the News

Great coverage in recent weeks of AgGateway news on ADAPT, ResponsibleAg and AGIIS, and AgGateway leadership and strategic planning.

Automated Look-Up of ResponsibleAg-Certified Fertilizer Facilities — agprofessional.com, Jan 29, 2018 - Certified ResponsibleAg locations are now included in AgGateway's Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS), a database that houses agricultural reference data for industry subscribers. AGIIS is used widely by crop nutrition companies to provide location and product identifiers.

AgGateway Announces 2018 Leadership — PrecisionAg, Jan 23, 2018 - AgGateway has announced its 2018 leadership, including the directors of its Strategic Board and Operational Management Board, and leaders of its councils and committees.

AgGateway Announces Its 2018 Leadership, Meeting Dates — AgriMarketing, Jan. 26, 2018 - "We have a terrific slate of directors and leaders this year, and I'm excited about the work we'll be doing to benefit agribusinesses and related industries," said AgGateway President and CEO Wendy Smith. "AgGateway and its members thank these individuals and their companies, which have recognized how essential this work is to the ongoing success of the ag industry."

The precision agriculture market to reach €4.2 billion worldwide IoT Business News, Dec 6, 2017 - Interoperability between hardware and software solutions remains a challenge, although standardisation initiatives led by organisations such as Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation and AgGateway make progress.

Precision Ag Bytes AgWired, Jan 24, 2018 - AgGateway has announced its 2018 leadership, including the directors of its Strategic Board and Operational Management Board, and leaders of its councils and committees.

John Deere Generation 4 CommandCenter™ Displays — Hay & Forage Grower-Jan 25, 2018 - ADAPT is a software toolkit created by the industry group AgGateway and is designed to eliminate the major pain points to broad use of precision agriculture data by easily enabling interoperability between different software and hardware applications.

Deere Announces Generation 4 Display, Ag Leader SMS Compatibility — ‚Ä®PrecisionAg, Jan 25, 2018 - John Deere announces compatibility between its Generation 4 CommandCenter Displays and Ag Leader Technology SMS software via John Deere’s Ag Data Application Programming Toolkit (ADAPT) plug-in; ADAPT is a Software Development Kit that consists of a data model and supporting management tools developed by AgGateway.

2018 #DevelopWithDeere Conference — AgWired, Jan 23, 2018 - The Develop with Deere conference, Growing Solutions Together, is taking place much earlier this year in Kansas City, MO. I sat down with Randy Kasparbauer, B2B Software Product Manager, John Deere, to get a preview of ... I’d also like to congratulate Randy for serving as Vice Chair of the Operational Management Board for AgGateway which was just announced today.

AgGateway Outlines 3 Goals in 5 Year Strategic Plan —  agprofessional.com, Dec 20, 2017 - AgGateway is a non-profit organization with the goal to helping agri-businesses manage complex data to increase efficiency and productivity.

Ag Retailer Randy Fry Honored by AgGateway — agprofessional.com-Dec 20, 2017 - At its annual conference, AgGateway honored individuals and companies that are advancing electronic connectivity efforts in agriculture. AgGateway is a non-profit consortium of businesses that helps member companies improve their profitability and productivity.