AgGateway’s Ag Retail Council is composed of companies that deliver agricultural inputs to growers. AgGateway has already enabled a number of these sectors – crop nutrition, crop protection, seed, and others – to standardize transactions and business processes. The council is focused on connecting the retail link in the ag supply chain.

Streamlining the business connection between these varied segments using eBusiness will be critical to retail operations now and in the future.


The Ag Retail Council’s mission is to be the champion for the retailer in eAgriculture.

Goals & Objectives

The council continues to promote and encourage additional connections between trading partners to further streamline transactions along the value chain. Some tactics include:

Quick Connect Sessions: These sessions, often held in conjunction with AgGateway meetings, are brief, face-to-face meetings between trading partners that allow ag retailers, distributors, manufacturers and their software vendors to lay out concrete next steps to establish electronic connections. The goal is to streamline transactions – including for crop nutrition, crop protection and seed products – in price sheets, contracts, ordering, delivery, invoicing, sales reporting, and inventory management, to boost efficiency, accuracy and productivity. Many participants in these sessions report that they pursue specific implementations as a result -- with major ramifications for improvements in their businesses.

Case Studies: 

Spread the Word at Conferences/Trade Shows: Equip and confirm the participation of AgGateway members to represent AgGateway at key meetings, including the Ag Retailers Association (ARA) Convention & Expo and other trade shows. Work to get eConnectivity sessions and discussions on conference agendas.

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Ag Retail Council Wiki

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Jacob Crow
Growmark, Inc.

Randy Fry
Ceres Solutions

Vice-Chair Elect
Julie Benick
WinField United


Ag Connections, LLC


Agrium Inc.

AgVantage Software, Inc

Agworld, Inc

Aligned Ag Distributors

Brandt Consolidated, Inc

CDMS, Inc.

Ceres Solutions

CHS, Inc

Co-Alliance, LLP

Cultura Technologies

Dow AgroSciences

Fujitsu America, Inc


Heartland Cooperative

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

IPM Institute of North America

J R Simplot Company

John Deere

Kahler Automation Corporation

Land O Lakes, Inc

Levridge, LLC

Monsanto Company

Nutrien Ag Solutions

Pinnacle Ag


Purity Ag, LLC

Southern Agricultural Insecticides, Inc

Southern States Cooperative, Inc

Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

Tennessee Farmers Cooperative

United Suppliers

Uptake Technologies Inc


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