2018 June Newsletter

June 2018   Volume 12  Number 5

  • Welcome new members – Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF), Agricultural Aerial Remote Sensing Standards Council, and Lagom Ag Initiative.
  •  Join us next week in Altoona, Iowa, for the Mid-Year Meeting! 
  • Check out the new case study webpage (see article below).

Mid-Year Meeting

See You Next Week at Prairie Meadows!

By the AgGateway Conference Committee

We have a great conference in store for you next week in Altoona, Iowa. If you haven't already registered for the conference, you can do so here or on site. A few highlights of this year's program:  Read more...


New Case Studies Highlight AgGateway Success

By Susan Ruland,  AgGateway Communications Director

Be sure to visit the new case study webpage, where we’re posting impressive, concise and informative 2-page case studies as members complete them. Already we have great contributions from Ceres Solutions, Co-Alliance LLP, The Equity, Key Cooperative, GROWMARK and JR Simplot. Read more...

New Member Profile

Yargus Manufacturing

By Evin Ellis, AGDATA

AgGateway welcomes Yargus Manufacturing, a leader in the fertilizer equipment and material handling equipment industry. Yargus is a full-service manufacturer, with experienced engineering and design, production, installation, sales, transportation, and technical assistance personnel to serve end users. Read more...

Member Services

Take Control with the New Member Portal

By Chris Crutchfield, AgGateway Member Services

AgGateway is happy to announce that a new resource, the AgGateway Member Portal, will be available to members in the coming weeks. The Member Portal, accessed from the AgGateway website, ties directly into the AgGateway Information Management system where the organization’s company and contact information is maintained. Read more...

Leadership Profile

Julie Benick, Customer Business Applications Specialist at WinField United, and Crop Protection Council Chair

By J. Nolfo,  BASF and Communications Committee Chair

How long have you been involved with AgGateway, and what are your current activities with AgGateway?

I’ve been involved with AgGateway for about six years, and have been involved with the Conference Committee, Seed Council and Crop Protection Council. I’m the current chair of the Crop Protection Council. Read more...

Crop Protection


New Working Group Tackles Implementation Issues

By Eileen Licitra,  Iteris and Allied Providers Council Vice-Chair

The Crop Protection Council has formed a new Implementation Working Group that will act as a forum to consider issues regarding crop protection messages and implementation. Specifically, the group seeks to improve trading partner integration, alignment with AgGateway standards, and alignment with crop protection and cross-council business rules. Read more...


Glide to Gold with Unique Identifiers

By Nancy Appelquist, Entira

[This excerpt is taken from an article I recently wrote for the Entira newsletter. See this link to read the full article, “Speaking a Common Language on the Supply Chain”.]

The night of the [winter Olympics] women’s mogul skiing event, I settled in with my popcorn and watched the competitors bump their way down the course to see who could make it to the finish line with the fastest time and stay upright after performing their aerial maneuvers. And I couldn’t help but think how much it reminded me of what it’s sometimes like to move product along the ag value chain—there’s always a way to get from point A to points B, C, and D, but it’s not always smooth. …As I’m watching Lindsey Vonn glide down the twists and turns of the slope at 80 mph, I’m thinking, “This is what it could look like in the ag value chain if we all spoke the same language so we could communicate better.” Read more...

AIDC Update


Supply Chain Visibility on Returnable Containers

By Jody Costa, Barcoding Inc.

Learn how RFID can be an effective solution for increasing supply chain visibility on returnable containers, bins, totes, etc.

By watching this session, you’ll learn how RFID has been used by other organizations to limit their expendable spend and what advantages can be derived when using RFID across your supply chain.

Social Media

LinkedIn Group Topic: 

“What are your top 3 goals for this year’s Mid-Year Meeting?”

By J. Nolfo, BASF and Communications Committee Chair

The AgGateway LinkedIn group a great place to pose questions for the members to answer, share relevant content, articles, and other types of information that others within the group, especially AgGateway members, would be interested in it. Read more...