March 2019   Volume 13  Number 2

  • Welcome new member, CNI
  • Consider joining the Soil Testing Standardization Group at their meeting March 18-19 in Minneapolis. (See article this issue.)
  • Start planning now for the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting, June 10-13, Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa

AgGateway Executive Vice President and COO Brent Kemp (middle) receives the Davidson Award on behalf of AgGateway.

Precision Ag

ADAPT and ISOXML Plugin Awarded Davidson Prize

AgGateway’s ADAPT and ISOXML Plugin have been awarded the 2019 Davidson Prize, selected as one of the top three innovations of 2019 by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The two organizations presented the prize in early March at the Commodity Classic in Orlando, Fla. “We’re thrilled to receive the Davidson Prize on behalf of the hard-working AgGateway member companies who have put years of effort into ADAPT as a means to move precision agriculture forward for the entire industry,” said AgGateway Executive Vice President and COO Brent Kemp. Read more >

Soil Standards

Call for Participation: Soil Testing Standards

AgGateway members are invited to join us for a face-to-face meeting of the Soil Testing Standardization Working Group, Monday, March 18th and Tuesday, March 19th, at Land O’ Lakes in Minneapolis, to work on identifying and/or setting soil-testing standards.

Please indicate your attendance plans at (You’ll need to be logged into the AgGateway wiki to access this link; Member Services can assist if you need a log-in.)  Read more >

Value and ROI

New Case Studies Show Benefits of Implementing AgGateway Standards

We’re pleased to announce that AgGateway has published five new case studies that demonstrate specific company examples of how implementation of AgGateway resources has led to direct return on investment for the company. These brief, 2-page flyers are now on the Case Study webpage, along with the six studies that were published last year. Read more >

Seed Council

Seed Council Messaging Meeting a Success

Members of the Seed Council had a productive meeting in Arden Hills, Minn., last month, making significant progress toward goals of additional seed processes and messaging to help alleviate specific pain points identified by the council. Thanks to WinField United for hosting! Read more >

AgGateway 2020

Plans Take Shape for AgGateway 2020

This month the Strategic Board and staff are putting more detail to ideas about AgGateway 2020. As noted by Board Chair Tim McArdle in the newsletter last month, these changes will be designed to “create a more nimble organization, focus on priorities important to the members, break down internal silos, facilitate better utilization of time and resources, position AgGateway for growth, and position AgGateway as the leader in enabling the transition to digital agriculture technologies.”

This month the board will run the plan by AgGateway’s leadership – including the Operational Management Board, and Council and Committee chairs and vice-chairs, on a webinar, followed by a face-to-face meeting in April hosted by Land O’ Lakes in Minneapolis. In the meantime, all AgGateway members are welcome to share thoughts and ideas on the AgGateway 2020 wiki page. 

AGIIS Updates

Consuming Product Extracts from AGIIS? You Have Options!

Are you currently consuming manufacturers’ products from AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS)? Do you manually manipulate the data from your extract? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes”, read on for some helpful information that may make your job a bit easier!

AGIIS Product Manager Josh Wall recently facilitated a working group where AGIIS users shared their needs to enhance the product and entity extracts being offered today. It became apparent during this session that not everyone was aware that AGIIS provides both a 3-level file format and a Flat/GTIN or 1-level format when loading products and when receiving a product export. Read more >

AgGateway in the News

AgGateway in the News

Thanks to Matthew Grassi at Precision Ag Magazine for calling out AgGateway as one of the 12 precision organizations that will make headlines in 2019! And check out other great coverage on AgGateway’s ADAPT and traceability efforts.

12 Precision Farming Companies that Will Make Headlines in 2019   PrecisionAg, Feb 14, 2019 — AgGateway – the mostly voluntary group of industry stakeholders that are tackling really important and sometime kinda nerdy issues in precision ag like data standardization and crop protection product barcoding – is in the midst of undergoing a bit of a reorganization… The board seeks to better equip AgGateway to get more done, more quickly; reduce demands on member volunteers; and provide more value to members.

’Davidson Prize‘ for Ag Innovations Announced by AEM & ASABE  Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), March 1, 2019— GUSS, CapstanAG, TM, AgGateway were honored with the Davidson Prize at the 2019 Commodity Classic.

Case IH Enhances Two-way Data Sharing  Precision Farming Dealer, Feb 14, 2019  A new plug-in tool from Case IH, using AgGateway's ADAPT, is one way for new companies and agronomic service providers to create connections with AFS Connect.

[Technology Corner] Ag's Pathway to Blockchain  Precision Farming Dealer, Feb 22, 2019 — Doug Applegate, CEO of Praxidyn, has been working with AgGateway, a collaborative non-profit organization focused on improving digital ag practices, on traceability, tracking grain from the field to the processor and within the last year, tracking chemistries used on those fields.