Powering Innovation Through Digital Connectivity: AgGateway Shares Vision at Ag On the Mall Event

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Powering Innovation Through Digital Connectivity: AgGateway Shares Vision at Ag On the Mall Event

By Paul Schrimpf, Director of Marketing and Communications

Last month, AgGateway leadership participated in a two-day “Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall” in Washington, DC, as a part of National Agriculture Day on March 22. Attending on behalf of the association were President and CEO Brent Kemp, along with Jeremy Wilson, Executive Vice President/COO and North American Director.

The festivities were coordinated and hosted by the Agriculture Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), and featured displays from leading agriculture manufacturers and organizations representing every segment of the industry.

AEM estimated that more than 16,000 visitors attended the two-day festival, which drew a wide range of attendees from interest consumers and school groups to Beltway regulators, legislators, and agency staff.

“AEM did a great job of bringing all facets of agriculture to the Mall,” says Wilson. “It really gave folks an opportunity to network with most major players in production agriculture today.”

Under the theme “Innovation Enables Sustainability,” participating organizations displayed full size agriculture equipment and created educational displays to highlight the ways that technology in American agriculture is advancing crop production for farmers and their trusted partners.

AgGateway took part in a special section called the “Digital Ag Pavilion,” which featured AgGateway member Topcon and partner organization AEF, as well as Microsoft and ARVA Intelligence. Traffic in the Pavilion was strong and diverse, and afforded the opportunity for discussion about the role of AgGateway in driving digital connectivity through active collaboration with ag retailers and manufacturers.

“It was a significant opportunity to connect with key legislators and influencers in Washington, and to share our mission, goals, and significant accomplishments as an organization,” said Brent Kemp, AgGateway President and CEO. “I can say that everyone we talked to understands the profound benefit that seamless interoperability will have on the availability of innovation and technology on every farm, and they have a much better appreciation of what AgGateway is doing to bring this closer to reality.”

“I was honored to represent AgGateway and to reconnect with individuals from USDA and across Capitol Hill to talk about the great work we’ve done to bring data interoperability not only to our ag retailers and manufacturers who are members of AgGateway, but also working to extend that down to the farm,” adds Wilson.