August 2019   Volume 13  Number 7

AgGateway 2020

How We Work in 2020

As reported in last month’s newsletter, AgGateway is currently implementing its new digital resource development process as part of the transition to AgGateway 2020. We’ve talked quite a bit about what the new structure for AgGateway looks like beginning on January 1. In this article we’ll look more closely at how members and staff will work together and move ideas and projects forward within that structure. AgGateway’s objective: To speed the process of creating and implementing new digital resources, which will promote and enable the transition to digital agriculture. Read more >

New Member Profile

Welcome Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers (CAAR)

The Canadian Association of Agri-Retailers supports the work of Canadian agri-retailers as they work with growers in pursuit of producing the highest quality food possible. This includes goals of protecting food quality, productivity, and long-term sustainability of the industry. The collective values of CAAR members can be encompassed in three words: produce, protect, proud. Read more >


AgGateway’s AGIIS Modernization Enhancements Update

By Chris Crutchfield, AgGateway Member Services

In the May 2019 issue of this newsletter, Josh Wall, the product manager for AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS), provided an enhancement update in his article, “AGIIS Phase II Modernization – Great Ideas Becoming a Reality”. Since that time, more work has been completed or is well under way, so I want to provide a further update on this work. Read more >

Call for Nominations

Ron Storms Leadership Award

Is there a veteran AgGateway leader whose work you've really admired at AgGateway? It may be someone on the Strategic or Operations Board, or within your council, committee or project team that you think goes above and beyond the call of duty, and really keeps things moving. Finally, is this someone who has been involved with AgGateway for at least two years as a member volunteer (not staff), and has he or she demonstrated their leadership in more than one place, on more than one activity?

If so, help us recognize that exemplary leadership and nominate them now for the AgGateway Ron Storms Leadership Award. Nominations are due September 20. Details are available here. It's not hard to make a nomination and requires just a few minutes of your time. Read more >

AgGateway in the News

AgGateway News

AgGateway was an exhibitor and participated in many fruitful discussions during this year’s InfoAg Conference and Expo in St. Louis last month. Here’s one media clip, penned by the Agricultural Data Coalition, that mentions how the word is spreading on AgGateway work.

InfoAg 2019: Farm Data Use Moving from Early Adopters to Mainstream;, August 1, 2019 — Multiple sessions mentioned AgGateway’s ADAPT open source effort and the progress that is being made toward solving interoperability issues in modern farming. These sessions all highlighted the increasing amount of information coming in as well as the reduced barriers to using all the data from hurdles like file formats.