Call for Participation:
AgGateway Traceability Working Group

Express interest by March 30

AgGateway is forming a cross-council Traceability Working Group and welcomes all interested members to participate. The group stems from ongoing interest in traceability from the Precision Ag Council CART grain project, but the group will be free to address all types of traceability found in agriculture, with the actual scope depending on the interest of the committed participants.

Subject focus areas could include:

  • Grain Traceability (field to fork)
  • Supply Chain Management of crop input products including seed, chemicals and fertilizers
  • Tracking crop protection products and/or their packages or containers for agronomic and compliance purposes
  • Compliance requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

Once the group agrees on subject areas, these topics will be further developed with the eventual goal of proposing specific areas for focused, collaborative work. A draft charter for the Traceability Work Group can be found here on the wiki. (AgGateway members only; password required).

Joe W. Tevis, Topcon Precision Ag/Vis Consulting, will serve as chair; Mary Tangen, DTN, as vice-chair. Current plans are to hold hour-long teleconferences once every other week (twice a month). The only planned face-to-face meetings will be held at the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Conference.

Participating companies must be AgGateway members, but no funding will be required of the participants. Participating companies are welcome to provide persons from all parts of the traceability value chain — ranging from non-technical or subject matter experts to technology experts such as computer programmers and electrical designers.

The deadline for joining the initial discussion is March 30, 2018. To express interest, please contact AgGateway Member Services at or (+1) 866-251-8618.

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