This committee is charged with establishing policies and procedures in the operation of AGIIS, the industry recognized repository of common entity and product information. This includes evaluating, prioritizing and executing enhancements; responding to subscriber and project requests; and overseeing the maintenance and care of the data in the directory.

Voting membership of the Oversight Committee consists of council representatives and At Large members, each of whom serve three year terms. Representatives of the AgGateway staff and AGIIS database hosting company sit on the committee as non-voting members. Non-voting advisory positions may also be created as needed.

Representatives should be current users familiar with AGIIS and must be from a subscribing company. Each AgGateway council may appoint up to two representatives to the committee. At Large members are nominated by the committee and approved by the membership. In the interests of conducting business efficiently, meetings and conference calls are open only to committee members or invitees. Interested parties who would like to attend a meeting should obtain permission from the Chair prior to that meeting, with the understanding that their participation may be limited.

Recent Activities: 

  • Completed four-year enhancement plan to improve data quality and enable wider use by subscribers and industry.
  • Opened search and use of the basic unique identifier data and element subset to the entire industry for use.

Key 2017 Activities

  • Continue to upgrade AGIIS capability requested by users; After several years of major upgrades we are now able to better respond to the specific needs of user companies. 
  • Work through Global Location Number (GLN) reuse policy and procedures to maximize value to the industry and minimizing new expenditures in this tight fiscal time. Building new process where necessary to meet industry needs.
  • Focus on completing the Future Vision Task Force’s RFP document for submission and approval of the Strategic Board and then with approval issue the RFP to the 4 pre-qualified candidate companies for their response on how they will build this new platform for the industry and determine both up front and yearly maintenance costs.
  • Work with the various stakeholders within AgGateway to develop a workable field identification structure that will work across the industry (including precision ag) and could be utilized in the Future Vision Platform for the industry. 
  • Execute our normal deduplication, maintenance and the redundant back-up process to ensure a high quality and high availability of the AGIIS tool to all users at all times.

Directory Oversight Resources

AgGateway Wiki

Directory Oversight Committee Wiki

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David Surber, Dow AgroSciences

Kay Campe, Rosen’s Diversified


Allied Providers Council
Andrew Bove, AGDATA

Ag Retail Council
Corrie Strasser, E-Markets

Crop Nutrition Council

Crop Protection Council
Tiffany Brandenburg, BASF
David Surber, Dow AgroSciences

Grain & Feed Council
Bob Whitty, Southern States Cooperative

Precision Ag Council 
Mack Harris, Ag Connection
Patrick Sanders, SST Software

Seed Council
Charles Clark, Helena
Greg Erler, Monsanto

Specialty Chemical Council

Other Members
Josh Wall, AgGateway
Brent Kemp, AgGateway

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