By Susan Ruland
AgGateway Communications Director
Seeking to implement further connections between trading partners, and following the success of the “Seed Quick Connect” session at Annual Conference last fall, an AgGateway task force has been meeting to organize a similar session at the upcoming Mid-Year Meeting in Altoona, Iowa, June 11-14. The goal: Provide face-to-face sessions in which trading partners can plot out next steps in making key electronic connections within the next 12-24 months – between distributors, manufacturers and/or ag retailers – and with the active participation of companies’ software vendors. These connections will streamline transactions in such areas as booking, delivery, invoicing and inventory management, to cut costs, and to boost efficiency, accuracy and productivity. Read more...
Recent AgGateway Press Release
AgGateway has submitted its proposed irrigation data exchange standard to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), a major achievement in precision agriculture to help growers manage data from their irrigation management systems. The standard is the result of AgGateway’s collaborative PAIL precision ag irrigation project, an initiative to help growers more easily evaluate their weather, soil and crop data to make more informed decisions about when, where and how much water to apply – resulting in smarter energy and water use, and lowering costs while protecting or improving yield. Read more...
By Susan Ruland
AgGateway Communications Director
AgGateway members Ann Vande Lune of Key Cooperative, Ben Craker of Ag Data Coalition and Natasha Lilly of The Equity were featured in recent podcasts in Farm Journal’s AgPro, talking about the benefits of AgGateway involvement and the importance of the being done work at AgGateway. Read more...
New Member Profile
By Evin Ellis
Levridge is a software company dedicated to creating transformational accounting and operations technology for ag businesses through modern architecture, increased collaboration, product tracking, better visibility and the elimination of manual processes. As a cloud-based product accessible anywhere, anytime, Levridge provides the complete package to run an ag retail business, including: Accounting/Finance, Inventory Management, Production, Retail/e-Commerce, Customer/Grower Management, Agronomy, Grain Trading and Patronage. Read more...
By J Nolfo BASF and Communications Committee Chair
How long have you been involved with AgGateway, and what are your current activities with AgGateway?
I got involved with AgGateway in 2011 during the formation of the Precision Ag Council. I’m currently active in the Precision Ag Council and the SPADE Project, and I am a member of the Strategic Board of Directors.
Give us a quick synopsis of your career path – where did you start, and where are you now?
I started my working career with IGF Insurance Company in 1995 as a crop insurance loss adjuster in Des Moines. In 1996 they started a precision ag company called GeoAg Plus where I worked until 1999. After that I went to work in ag retail until 2006 when Crop IMS was formed, and I’m currently still employed with Crop IMS. Read more...
By Chris Crutchfield AgGateway Member Services
February marked the completion of the annual maintenance on AgGateway’s Ag Industry Identification System (AGIIS) service, with the successful inactivation of duplicate entities. Back in December, we performed address standardization, Locatable Address Conversion System, National Change of Address, area code split, and GLN reuse maintenance to the database.
Each year, when these maintenance activities are complete, we take the opportunity to analyze the updates to AGIIS resulting from annual maintenance. From this analysis, we have been able to recognize areas for system and process improvement, helping to ensure that only quality data makes its way into the database. Read more...
Lots of great coverage this month, including the podcasts with AgGateway members in Farm Journal’s AgPro (see related article this issue).
AgGateway Submits Irrigation Data Standard to ASABE
PrecisionAg, Mar 19, 2018 - AgGateway has submitted its proposed irrigation data exchange standard to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), a major achievement in precision agriculture to help growers manage data from their irrigation management systems.
Precision Ag Bytes 3/21
AgWired, Mar 21, 2018 - AgGateway has submitted its proposed irrigation data exchange standard to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, a major achievement in precision agriculture to help growers manage data from their irrigation management systems.
Farmers: Are You Tired of Tech?
Agriculture.com, Mar 21, 2018 - Says Rob Trice, founder of Mixing Bowl: “…a lot of the solutions being brought to market may not be fully baked or may not live up to the bill of goods that was sold to you, which creates frustration…Big data won’t work unless there are data transfer solutions to take data from the field to the cloud. We need multiple growers to develop the conditions for ag tech success, like adopting cross-device data sharing schema such as AgGateway and codeveloping solutions with start-ups in shared risk/reward models. We need to crawl before we can walk – and we need to do so together.”
Case IH Collaborates on Internet of Food ProjectPrecision Farming Dealer, Mar 13, 2018 - On March 1, 2018, in Almeria, Spain, IoF2020 project stakeholders, using ADAPT Framework, demonstrated a proof of concept focusing on interoperability and compatibility between farm machines, sensors and software. ADAPT is an open source software toolkit from AgGateway, based on a universal data compatibility model that uses plug-ins to enable translation between different proprietary data formats.
Precision Farming Market Size Emerging Technologies
Digital Journal, Mar 26, 2018 - The prominent players identified in the market of Precision Farming are- AGCO Corporation (U.S.), Deere & Company (U.S.), AG Leader Technology (U.S.), AgEagle Aerial Systems (U.S.), Aglytix Inc. (U.S.), AgGateway (U.S.), Precision Planting (U.S.), AgJunction Inc. (U.S.), Agribotix (U.S.), Dickey-John ...
April Newsletter Home
Implementation: Exciting Plans for Upcoming Quick Connect Session
Precision Ag: Precision Ag Irrigation Gets Major Boost as AgGateway Releases Proposed Standard to ASABE for National Review
AgGateway News: Three AgGateway Members Featured in Farm Journal’s AgPro Podcasts
New Member Profile: Welcome Levridge Software
Leadership Profile: Jeremy Wilson, Technology Specialist at Crop IMS and Member of AgGateway’s Strategic Board
AGIIS Update: How You Can Help Maintain Data Quality in AGIIS
In the News