AgGateway has announced its 2019 leadership, including the directors of its Strategic Board and Operational Management Board, and leaders of its councils and committees. The non-profit organization fosters collaboration among its 200 member companies, and with global standards organizations and industry partners, to improve how agricultural information can be used to maximize efficiency and productivity.
“The scope and depth of what AgGateway teams are working on continues to be impressive and impactful. With this new slate of leaders, 2019 promises to be a strong year for digital ag solutions,” said AgGateway President and CEO Wendy Smith. “These individuals and their companies are demonstrating their leadership in promoting and enabling the industry’s transition to digital agriculture.”
AgGateway has also released its 2018 Annual Report, which summarizes recent achievements in streamlining how information moves through the supply chain.
“This year the organization released new standards in precision irrigation, remote sensing, and specialty chemical sales reporting – to name just a few,” said Smith. “We saw increased adoption of the ADAPT framework for interoperability in field operations; an energetic, organization-wide approach to challenges of traceability; increasing application of standard identifiers to grease the skids of seamless data exchange; and “Quick Connect” sessions to boost implementation among ag retailers, manufacturers and distributors.”
Strategic Board of Directors
Chair: Tim McArdle, COO, Brandt Consolidated
Vice-Chair: Jeremy W. Wilson, Technology Specialist, Crop IMS
Past Chair: Doug Farrington, Digital Farming, BASF
Teddy Bekele, Vice President, IT, WinField United, Land O’ Lakes
Jeff Belding, Business Excellence Champion, RiceTec
Dennis Daggett, President, Enterprise Ag Strategies LLC
Chris Langley, Head of IT, Crop Protection NA, Syngenta
Marcy Morris, Director of IT, CHS
Dan Willey, CIO, Wilbur-Ellis
Wendy Smith, President & CEO, AgGateway
Chair: Randall Kasparbauer, John Deere
Eric Hoefing, ACS
Michael Carrabine, IRM
Stephanie Frazier, Dow/DuPont (interim)
Michael Thronson, Control Systems
Aaron Berger, AgSense (interim)
Ann Vande Lune, Key Cooperative
Sarah Moster, BASF
Brent Kemp, AgGateway
Ag Retail Council
Chair: Jacob Crow, Growmark, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Randy Fry, Ceres Solutions
Vice-Chair Elect: Julie Benick, WinField United
Allied Providers Council
Chair: Steve Daigle, Elemica
Crop Nutrition Council
Chair: Ron Staab, United Services Association
Vice-Chair: Kevin Gondek, CF Industries
Vice Chair-Elect: Charles (Charlie) Will, Southern States
Crop Protection Council
Chair: Clay Mayer, Syngenta
Vice-Chair Elect: Matt Garcia, Syngenta
Grain & Feed Council
Chair: Steve Oberlander, CHS, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Carissa Staples, Land O’ Lakes
Vice-Chair-Elect: Chris Gaalswyk, Easy Automation
Chair: Jessica Trites-Rolle, NCIS, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Scott Nieman, Land O’ Lakes
Vice-Chair Elect: Aaron Berger, AgSense
Chair: Alek Krenichyn, TKXS, Inc.
Vice-Chair: Jenna Allen, WinField United
Vice-Chair Elect: Mary Enriquez, Nutrien Ag Solutions
Specialty Chemical Council
Chair: Stephen Barkley, SePRO
Vice-Chair: Cory Alexander, BASF
Chairs: Dan Danford, Case New Holland, (Business); Stuart Rhea, Ag Connections (Technical)
Vice-Chair: Kelly Nelson, TopCon (Technical)
Chair: Matthew Grassi, Meister Media
Chair: Scott Meredith, ACS
Vice-Chair: Julie Benick, WinField United
AGIIS Directory Oversight
Chair: Chair: Kay Campe, Rosen’s Diversified
Chair: Brian Sokoloski, Kahler Automation
Vice-Chair: Nick Reichel, TKXS
Standards & Guidelines
Chair: Andres Ferreyra, Ag Connections
Vice-Chair: Charles Hillyer, Texas A&M
In addition, AgGateway announced that its 2019 Mid-Year Meeting will be held June 10-13 at Prairie Meadows in Altoona, Iowa; and its 2019 Annual Conference will be held November 4-6 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, LA.
More on AgGateway activities and how to become involved can be found at www.AgGateway.org.