May 2019   Volume 13  Number 4

Mid-Year Meeting

One Month Away! Make Sure to Register and Book Your Hotel Room

We’re just one month away from AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, June 10-13 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa. Make sure you’ve registered and reserved your hotel room! The AgGateway rate at Prairie Meadows Hotel is available until May 22. Read more >

Welcome New Member

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MentorMate was founded in 2001 in Minneapolis, Minn., by Björn Stansvik as a mobile app to aid students in learning foreign languages. Since then, the company has grown and evolved to cover the full spectrum of software solutions and to service the technology needs of hundreds of clients the world over. Services cover strategic consulting, user experience, cloud services, project management, web development, mobile development, quality assurance, and continuation engineering. Read more >


New Case Studies Show Benefits to Companies in Implementing AgGateway Standards

Central Farm Service, CF Industries, John Deere, Nutrien, WinField United

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 agribusinesses. These brief, 2-page flyers can be found on AgGateway’s website, along with six other studies that were published last year. The flyers are designed to be easily reviewed by business management and feature a column of “key points” that make it easy to scan the studies to learn about the value in implementing standards to facilitate digital agriculture. Read more >


AGIIS Updates

AGIIS Phase 2 Modernization – Great Ideas Becoming Reality

By Josh Wall, AgGateway’s AGIIS Product Manager

We’re pleased to report on a great deal of positive progress on AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) Modernization Project! It is truly exciting to see what can be accomplished when companies bring an idea to the table, collaborate and unite behind a single mission – the AgGateway mission: “To promote and enable the industry's transition to digital agriculture, and expand the use of information to maximize efficiency and productivity”. Ideas become reality! Read more >

AgGateway in the News

AgGateway in the News

Good coverage this month on the upcoming Mid-Year Meeting, continuing attention to ADAPT, and AgGateway’s “Digital Ag in Action” case study feature in AgPro.

Registration Open for AgGateway's Mid-Year Meeting

Precision Farming Dealer, April 12, 2019 - Registration is now open for AgGateway's Mid-Year Meeting, June 10-13 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona.

AgGateway's Mid-Year Meeting

Farm Equipment Publication, Apr 12, 2019 - Attendees will be able to learn about and participate in discussions on a variety of initiatives geared toward enabling the industry's transition to digital agriculture; the meeting also features many valuable networking opportunities.

AgGateway Digital Ag In Action: Minnesota Co-Op Streamlines ..., April 24, 2019 - This article is part of AgGateway's case study series on digital agriculture, a partnership with Farm Journal. Using ADAPT provides a smoother CFS process in terms of the time it takes to enter a ticket, and ensuring that correct fields are selected and that accurate rates are applied. “The agronomists who used the new approach this fall [2018] were really happy with how much simpler it made their process for getting tickets in,” said CFS Precision Agronomist Ashley Schmeling.

What can blockchain do for agricultural data?

Future Farming, April 10, 2019 - Groups like AgGateway and their ADAPT Toolkit are really moving the needle on interoperability from the file format standpoint. They are also starting efforts to take the next step and standardize meanings of different data elements. For example, one terminal may contain the crop “corn”, another terminal has “maize”, does that mean the yield map is for grain, silage, or round bales. Now that we are starting to bridge the gap of different data formats and “speaking the same language” we need to make sure we all mean the same thing when we use a term.