ADAPT Tool Kit is ready from @AgGateway

Kelly MarshallAg Group, AgGateway, Connectivity, InfoAg

If InfoAg had an unofficial theme, it was connectivity, and nowhere was that more important than the AgGateway booth.  Susan Ruland, Communications Director for AgGateway shared with me about the organization whose sole mission is the collaboration between agribusiness companies.  Finding common standards to connect across the food industry has been a goal of theirs for years, anything from sales … Read More

AgGateway Offers ADAPT Workshop

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

On 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 … Read More

Retailers are Reducing Errors with eConnectivity

Kelly MarshallAgGateway, Agribusiness, ARA, webinar

In a field known for seeking out the next new technology, barcoding has long been established as tool for retailers to reduce errors and streamline operations.  The familiar technology is getting a new facelift, however, and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) and AgGateway are working together to host a free, one-hour webinar on the topic.  The first session will be April … Read More

AgGateway’s PAIL Project Helps Achieve Smarter Water Use

Kelly MarshallAg Group, AgGateway, Irrigation, Water Management

Growers and scientists have access to more data than ever– often more data than can be used in their operation.  Data management for irrigation systems has become critically important in agriculture’s pursuit of sustainability, leading to the creation of AgGateway‘s PAIL Projects (Precision Ag Irrigation Leadership).  For the past four years the people behind this project have been developing open, … Read More

Register Now for AgGateway’s June Meeting

Kelly MarshallAg Group, AgGateway, Events

You can now register for the AgGateway Mid-Year Meeting.  This year’s even will by held June 13-16 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.  This meeting will provide networking and insights for those interested in expanding eBusiness.  Seasoned pros to newbies will gain from the event, which includes open working group sessions for teams to work on collaborating … Read More

AgGateway Makes Systems Communication a Reality

Kelly MarshallAgGateway, Agribusiness, Data, Displays, Software

For growers using precision technology communication between different systems has been a major struggle.  Today the Agricultural Data Applications Programming Toolkit, or ADAPT, will allow users to move between software and hardware applications without the major pain points of the past.  AgGateway’s ADAPT Committee is working to with software companies to coordinate plug-ins necessary for ADAPT’s use. “This is the year … Read More

AgGateway & ARA Offer Standardized Sales Reporting

Kelly MarshallAg Group, AgGateway, ARA

If  your job includes sales reporting, perhaps that job just got a little easier.  AgGateway and the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) have collaborated to design a standard file format for sales reporting to manufacturers and suppliers.  The new format is simple to use and has been generally accepted in the industry. This standard was created through AgGateways’ collaborative process as … Read More

AgGateway Announces 2016 Board of Directors

Kelly MarshallAgGateway, Agribusiness, Company Announcement

A new slate of directors and committee leadership has been selected to lead AgGatway for the coming year.  Now in their 11th year, the organization will be pushing its mission to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in the field of agriculture.  Currently the organization has more than 230 member companies and recently created a new council, the Specialty Chemical Council. “We … Read More

New Logo Distinguishes AgGateway eBusiness Participants

Kelly MarshallAgGateway, Agribusiness, Company Announcement

A new logo is now available for member companies of AgGateway to use in promoting their eBusiness products and services.  The logo, a checkmark proclaiming “Enabled by AgGateway eAgriculture Resources,” will allow companies to brand their business as being actively involved in promoting AgGateway’s industry-wide eAgriculture resources. “We hope that use of this logo will encourage greater connectivity between trading … Read More

AgGateway Launches Specialty Chemical Council

Kelly MarshallAgGateway, Agribusiness

AgGateway‘s recent annual conference focused on eAgriculture and they’re putting that into action with a new council created to address electronic connectivity issues related to the specialty chemical business.  The council will cover areas of professional vegetation management, pest control services, and turf and ornamental, in addition to subset areas like aquatics and forestry.  The council hopes to improve specific … Read More