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Four Students Win Grants to Annual Conference
Congratulations to Colton Hernandez, John Orlowski, Joseph Yengle, and Martin Caride, winners of this year’s Gateway to Ag Careers grant!  Thank you to AgCIO and Land O’Lakes for sponsoring this great program and making it possible for these students to attend! Read more...


AgGateway Announces Leadership Transition – AgGateway announced today that President and CEO Rod Conner is resigning effective January 1, 2015, in order to lead the newly formed AgGateway Global Network; and that current Executive Vice President and COO Wendy Smith will move into the role of AgGateway President and CEO beginning in 2015. Read more...


SPADE Provides Critical Link in Precision Ag Standards for Seeding Operations AgGateway’s Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE) Project has posted documentation that fills a critical gap in providing data exchange between diverse devices and systems used by farmers for seeding operations. Equipment manufacturers are expected to immediately begin utilizing the AgGateway SPADE data exchange processes to better support growers as they leverage their data to increase production efficiency. You can access the documentation here.


AgGateway Releases New Ag Glossary AgGateway has introduced a comprehensive ag glossary that can be freely accessed and used by the industry to facilitate accurate communications. The glossary is in the form of an online wiki for terms, definitions, acronyms, key words and synonyms. “It pulls information from multiple established sources and includes a hierarchy of specificity on a given term,” said Dennis Daggett, AgGateway’s Glossary Working Group Leader. It currently includes more than 3,000 terms, from “field” and “production” to “irrigation” and “pump”. It can be accessed at http://agglossary.org. Read more...

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SPADE: Access the new AgGateway Extensions to ISO 11783 Part 10 here. (Documentation that fills a critical gap in providing data exchange between diverse devices and systems used by farmers for seeding operations.)


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Seed Connectivity (SC-II)
AgGateway has hired Nancy Appelquist, Director of Operations at Entira to be the Seed Connectivity II Project Manager. She will report to the SCII Project Governing Board Chair Greg Erler of Monsanto and to Wendy Smith, AgGateway Executive Vice President/COO. A total of 22 companies are involved with the SC-II project. See SC-II Project page.


Crop Nutrient Connectivity (CNC-II)
The CNC-II project builds on considerable success achieved through previous work, including eConnectivity for contracts, ordering, shipping and invoicing, which is complete among several distributors and manufacturers. Ten companies are now involved in Phase II. See the CNC-II Project page.

 

Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership (PAIL)
AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance are co-sponsoring this cross-industry project that will help growers better manage water and energy use by integrating weather, soil, crop and other data from various hardware and software programs.  See the PAIL Project page.


Standardized Precision Ag Data Exchange (SPADE)
SPADE is addressing the problem of moving data from machine systems to farm management information systems (FMIS) and to other FMIS, so the farmer and ag retailer can improve decision-making and improve productivity.  See the SPADE Project page.


Crop Protection Canada Connectivity (CPCC)
With 10 companies participating, this project targeted at the crop protection business in Canada is slated to run through December 2015. See the CPCC Project page.

Initiatives
Tonnage Reporting (TRP)
The new Paperless Tonnage Reporting Project has begun a 3.5-year nationwide initiative for full implementation. The project is a collaborative effort among the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO), The Fertilizer Institute (TFI), the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and AgGateway. See www.FertTon.com

Auto Identification Data Capture (AIDC)
AIDC includes technologies such as bar codes, Radio Frequency Identification, magnetic strips, and smart cards. Given its benefits, a new task force is working to define what type of AIDC project AgGateway members desire (e.g., guidelines, implementation, etc.), creating a charter for that project, and getting approval by the various councils interested. See the AIDC page.

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