AgGateway 2020

Transitioning to 2020

By AgGateway Communications Director Susan Ruland

The transition to AgGateway 2020 is in full swing! AgGateway leadership and staff are working on the changes that are designed to bring more value to members by speeding up the process of creating and implementing digital resources. At the Annual Conference in New Orleans, you’ll be able to hear about the new Portfolio Management Center and Digital Resource Center in more detail, as well as other exciting changes in store for the organization.

Here is a look at the new organizational chart for AgGateway starting January 1, 2020.

As a reminder, AgGateway Standards Director Jim Wilson has set up a detailed section on the AgGateway wiki that explains how to establish and run a Working Group, including helpful videos that explain each step. Members are encouraged to review the section! Beginning in January, staff will help schedule and promote Working Group meetings. Because the meetings themselves are focused on work product, the Working Group members will document their work and take meeting minutes.

Meet-Ups: When members want to meet to discuss a pain point or idea, or just to brainstorm on a topic or set of topics, they can ask Member Services to schedule a “Meet-Up”. A Meet-Up can be a conference call or face-to-face meeting to bring together AgGateway members who are interested in a specific topic, or to discuss pain points in a particular sector (e.g., crop protection). Staff will work with a member volunteer lead to schedule the Meet-Up, promote the Meet-Up to the entire membership to encourage participation, help facilitate the meeting, take minutes on key points, and assist with follow-up of action items.

Councils will conduct their final meetings at the Annual Conference in New Orleans. The focus of those meetings in November will be:

  • Review a listing of current and proposed Working Groups across the organization (including in their own Council)
  • Encourage members to join Working Groups
  • Continue to discuss pain points and ideas for future Working Groups
  • Determine if the group would like to schedule a Meet-Up in the first quarter of 2020 to continue discussing pain points or Working Group ideas, to network, or for other reasons.

Questions? Contact Member Services at or +1 (866) 251-8618.