Organization & Leadership

Organization & Leadership

AgGateway reorganized in 2020 to facilitate agile, cross-sector, global solutions. This was done in part through the creation of the Portfolio Management Center and Digital Resource Center.  

As members identify initiatives, the Portfolio Management Center fosters the development of those ideas through Working Groups, where they become new digital resources for the industry. Then, the Digital Resource Center ensures that new resources are maintained and easy to access.

With the help of the Portfolio Management Center and Digital Resource Center, all members can quickly find information on the current status of AgGateway initiatives and resources, in all AgGateway global regions.

The AgGateway structure is also designed to promote collaboration across geographic regions and industry sectors. The work of each region is overseen by a Steering Committee.

2022 Board of Directors

Name Role Company
Doug Farrington Chair BASF
Feroz Sheikh Vice Chair  Syngenta
Karen Thomas Treasurer Southern States Cooperative
Adriano Becker Past Board Chair CNH
Scott Charbo Nutrien Ag Solutions
Jacob Crow   GROWMARK
Bruno Albuquerque Lucio Topcon
Karen Oerter   Winfield United
Felipe Santos   John Deere
Fritz Schuster    Lexagri SAS
Brent Kemp   AgGateway

2022 Steering Committee — North America

Name Company
Mike Carrabine International Raw Materials (IRM)
Dennis Daggett Enterprise Ag Strategies
Dan DiMicco BASF
Stephanie Frazier Corteva
Philip Kubesh Vita Plus
Mike Kuhn Nutrien Ag Solutions
Scott Nieman Land O'Lakes
Ann Vande Lune 
Key Cooperative
Dan Willey  Wilbur Ellis 

2022 Steering Committee — Europe

Name Company
Corina Ardelean AGCO Corporation
Gilles Begue SMAG
Joachim Crombez  LNRS Data Services Inc
Stewart Gore Frontier Agriculture Ltd
Conny Graumans AgGateway
Adrian Hackfort AGCO Corporation
Udo Kaempf BASF
Alistair Knott LNRS Data Services Inc
Jens Möller DKE Data
Klaus-Herbert Rolf 365FarmNet
Fritz Schuster Lexagri SAS
Feroz Sheikh Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC
Johannes Sonnen DKE Data

2022 Steering Committee — Latin America

Name Company
José Alexandre Loyola Latin America Regional Director
Bruno Albuquerque Lucio Topcon
Guilherme Panes Jacto
Felipe Santos John Deere
Marcelo Abreu de Oliveira Venturus

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