AgGateway Launches New Specialty Chemical Council
AgGateway members have created a new council to address connectivity issues in the specialty chemical business. Segments covered will include professional vegetation management, pest control services, and turf and ornamental, as well as subset segments. Sarah Moster, Manager of Business Analysis and CRM for BASF, was elected council chair; Carol Contino, Customer Service Manager for Environmental Science at Bayer CropScience, is vice chair. Companies participating to date include AgData, BASF, Bayer CropScience, Dow, Entira, F4F, FMC, Focus Technology, XS, Inc., Land O’Lakes/Winfield, River Valley Cooperative, Syngenta, Tessenderlo Kerley, Wilbur-Ellis, and Koch. Read more...
AgGateway Recognizes Leaders at Annual Conference
Lori Edwards of Syngenta has received the AgGateway Ron Storm Leadership Award for her continual efforts to promote collaboration among AgGateway teams and advance eAgriculture. In addition, recipients of the new “AgGateway in Action Awards” are Joe Tevis, TopCon; Charlie Nuzzolo, F4F; Seth Petersen, Wilbur-Ellis; and Pam Rincker, Software Solutions Integrated; as well as a company award to Software Solutions Integrated. Dennis Daggett, ProAg, received the President’s Award from AgGateway President & CEO Wendy Smith for his dedication to AgGateway activities this year. Read more...
New Programs Recognize Innovation and Achievement
AgGateway is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by launching new programs at the Annual Conference that highlight innovations in agricultural eBusiness – or “eAgriculture”. The new term “eAgriculture” is being introduced to signify the growing breadth of electronic connectivity in the ag industry. Among the new programs: a logo that members can use to identify their use of AgGateway resources, an Innovation Showcase featuring new applications in eAgriculture, and “AgGateway in Action” volunteer appreciation awards. Read the press release.
New, Expanded Access to Key eBusiness Resource
AgGateway has released an exciting new enhancement to the Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) that allows anyone in the industry to have automated web access to the standard identifiers used in electronic business transactions. Access and limited searches are free; fees accrue once a user exceeds a certain number or level of searches. The enhancement is designed to bring the industry closer to having globally applicable standard identifiers, to increase data quality and efficiency for all trading partners. Access enhancements here... or Read press release
Precision Ag Council Launches SPADE3
The Precision Ag Council has launched the third phase of its successful Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Project, which will expand on existing work related to automated data exchange in modern farm operations, to focus on crop scouting, crop nutrition, wireless asset and vehicle data exchange, and automation of commodity data for rail and truck transport. The project, which is a collaboration of 24 AgGateway member companies and precision ag experts, will continue to provide improved efficiency and time savings for growers. Interested participants are still welcome to join. Read more
SPADE Project Shares Its Vision for Data Flow
The Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Project is asking companies involved in precision agriculture to commit to sourcing reference data in a way that makes it machine-readable, and to host an API (application programming interface) or source the data through a partner. This has multiple benefits to companies involved in precision ag. The SPADE team has developed a new flyer that explains the vision for data flow, including a helpful diagram. You’ll find the flyer here.
AgGlossary Draws Industry Interest
The AgGlossary, launched last fall, has attracted more than 8,000 visits in the short time it’s been live. The glossary – at AgGlossary.org – is a one-stop location for agriculture terms, definitions, acronyms, key words and synonyms. It’s publicly available for us by all segments of agriculture. Visit AgGlossary.org, or check out the new fact sheet.
Check Us Out on Social Media
In keeping with the spirit of the AgGateway mission for eConnectivity, the association’s Communications Committee has made a commitment to communicate via social platforms. You can now follow AgGateway on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Google+ .
AgGateway and CRISTAL To Merge Crop Protection Standards
AgGateway and the CRISTAL Product Traceability team of CropLife International are merging their bar code guidelines, also known as traceability standards, a move that will allow crop protection companies with global operations to enhance data exchange in managing product traceability, inventory control, regulatory compliance and quality control. Read more...