Working together, the Precision Ag Councill is enabling the industry to collaboratively identify, develop and promote a set of global industry standards, guidelines and implementation practices for precision ag, with specific focus on the standards required to facilitate data sharing among value chain partners. Having and utilizing these standards will allow industry partners to more rapidly develop and innovate around the precision agriculture and decision support systems concept.


  • Facilitate the development of industry standards, guidelines and implementation protocols to enhance the ability of end users to capture the value of the precision technologies and systems. 
  • Review the current state of the industry encompassing the entire precision ag value chain, and identify issues and opportunities for collaboration.

Goals & Objectives

  • Accelerate the adoption of precision ag technologies and services by determining standards and guidelines to be identified, developed, adopted, implemented or enhanced. 
  • Establish collaboration between equipment manufacturers, software suppliers, crop input suppliers and agronomic services providers to identify, change, manage and adopt standards and business processes that address the precision ag data issues that limit systems interoperability. This will ensure the producer (farmer) and value chain partners achieve the highest levels of efficiency, cost reductions and profitability. 
  • Engage other global standards organizations to leverage their work and enhance the overall standard development and business processes.
Current Activities
  1. SPADE3 Project. Working to complete documentation and promote deliverables. SPADE teams have documented the following field operations: Planting, Harvest (Mechanical & Non-Mechanical), and Crop Protection. Work continues for CART (grain movement), Crop Nutrition, Reference Data API, Regulator Reporting, Scouting, and WAVE (Telematics).  Implementation Guidelines are critical for the success of the SPADE work and this area will be a key focus area throughout the completion of the project. 
  2. PAIL Project. One standard is being developed in three parts; Parts 1&2 have been accepted by ASABE.

Precision Ag Resources

Link to the ADAPT page

Link to the SPADE page


AgGateway Wiki

Precision Ag Council Wiki

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Jessica Trites-Rolle
NCIS, Inc.

Scott Nieman
Land O’ Lakes

Vice-Chair Elect
Aaron Berger

AgConnections, LLC

Agworld, Inc

Aligned Ag Distributors


Bayer U.S., LLC

CDMS, Inc.

Ceres Solutions

Cultura Technologies

Dow AgroSciences


Fujitsu America, Inc


Heartland Cooperative

Helena Agri-Enterprises, LLC

IPM Institute of North America

J R Simplot Company

John Deere

Kuhn North America

Kverneland Group Mechatronics BV

Land O Lakes, Inc.

Levridge, LLC

Monsanto Company

National Agricultural Aviaiton Association

Nufarm Americas Inc.

Nutrien Ag Solutions, Inc.

Plant Impact Inc.


Purity Ag, LLC

Southern States Cooperative, Inc.

Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC

United Suppliers

Uptake Technologies Inc

Wilbur Ellis

Updated 7/24/18

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