AgGateway Releases Agricultural Glossary

Melissa SandfortAgribusiness

AgGatewayAgGateway is introducing a comprehensive agricultural glossary that can be freely accessed and used by the industry to facilitate accurate communications. The glossary is a one-stop location in the form of an online wiki for agriculture terms, definitions, acronyms, key words and synonyms. The glossary pulls from a number of established industry sources and includes government definitions for key terms, from “field” and “production” to “irrigation” and “pump”. There are currently more than 3,000 terms in the glossary.

The glossary is now available at

A major impetus for creating the new glossary is the need for defined terms when establishing eBusiness connections between companies, which is AgGateway’s mission.

An AgGateway team of members has been creating the glossary for the past three years. The glossary includes a contribution/feedback process, and the group encourages industry members to use and contribute to the glossary.

More information on how the glossary is organized, and how it will continue to be expanded, can be found at the glossary site at