New Member Orientation

New Member Orientation

Welcome to AgGateway! AgGateway is truly a member-driven organization. Your fellow members look forward to hearing your ideas and collaborating with you to further implement eConnectivity in agriculture..

Here are 10 tips to get you started:

  1. Join a new member orientation webinar. We hold these one-hour webinars quarterly – watch for a reminder or contact Member Services (Member.Services@AgGateway.org) for the next date and time.
  2. Entrance "interview": Have you had a chat yet with Member Services? If not, contact us at Member.Services@AgGateway.org to set a time for a brief entrance interview that will help you get started.
  3. Consider asking for a mentor. Some AgGateway members have volunteered to serve as a mentor to new members, touching base to see if you have questions and connecting with you at an AgGateway meeting. Sound helpful? Contact Member Services. 
  4. Review the Communications Kit page for helpful materials on various activities within AgGateway. And don't forget to read the monthly newsletter!
  5. Review the Get Connected section of this website, especially the Orientation page
  6. Attend the next AgGateway meeting Come to the Mid-Year Meeting in June or Annual Conference in November for a valuable face-to-face experience with fellow members.
  7. Get involved! Participate in calls or face-to-face meetings addressing issues important to your business. Chime in and contribute – we need your perspective and value your participation! Volunteer to participate or lead initiatives!
  8. As you get involved, become familiar with the AgGateway wiki: AgGateway's committees and other groups house their regular business (agendas, documentation, drafts, etc.) on the AgGateway wiki. The wiki makes it easy for groups to share thoughts and collaborate. To access the wiki, visit https://aggateway.atlassian.net and click on the “Create an Account” link. AgGateway members have access to all the member content, while non-members have access to content that is posted as “public”.
    Need a primer on how to use the wiki? Watch for periodic wiki orientation webinars from Member Services. Tips on using the wiki are posted here.
  9. AgGateway's AgGlossary – Hear a term or acronym you don’t understand? AgGlossary.org can help! Use the search function to find a definition.
  10. Ask for help if you need it! Let the staff or leadership know – we’re here to help! Feel free to contact Member Services (Member.Services@AgGateway.org) with any questions.