AgGateway Offers ADAPT Workshop

Kelly MarshallAg Group, AgGateway, Agribusiness, Connectivity, Displays, Events, technology

aggatewayOn June 16 AgGateway is hosting a workshop in Minneapolis, Minnesota for anyone interested in learning about the new Agricultural Data Application Programming Toolkit (ADAPT).  This new open-source project allows interoperability in precision agriculture applications.  The one-day session is open to anyone.   The cost is $75 for workshop-only attendees and free to anyone register for AgGateway’s Mid-Year Meeting, June 13-16.

The workshop will cover specifics for software developers and a will also offer a business track for business managers.  Expect to learn more about AgGateway’s precision agriculture activities, the business reasons to support ADAPT, a data model review of the program, help for getting started, and how to add your input to the initiative.

“We encourage anyone involved in providing precision ag applications, machine terminals or data collection systems to growers to come and find out how adopting ADAPT will provide enormous benefits – and will finally get the industry over the major hurdle of interoperability between systems,” said Mark Stelford, General Manager, Premier Crop Systems and Chair of AgGateway’s ADAPT Oversight Committee.

ADAPT responds to the promise of seamless communication between different precision agriculture systems – regardless of the system manufacturer. It is designed to eliminate the major pain points to broad use of precision agriculture data by easily enabling interoperability between different software and hardware applications. For example, ADAPT will enable farm information management applications to easily use precision ag data collected on vehicle displays (field computers).

AgGateway’s ADAPT Committee is now coordinating with software companies on plug-ins for a company’s proprietary format to allow the conversion from one format to another. Development of these plug-ins will allow for ADAPT’s broad adoption in the industry.

The workshop will include speakers such as Tarak Reddy, Delivery Architect at John Deere and Chair of the AgGateway AGAPT Technical Team and Jeremy W. Wilson, Technology Specialist at Crop IMS and Vice Chair of AgGateway’s Precision Ag Council.  To register for this seminar go to the ADAPT workshop webpage or the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting at

The Mid-Year Meeting is planned for June 13-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.  It offers insights and networking to those interested in eBusiness in agriculture.  Cost for the event is $125.  Registration and information may be found here.