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2023 AgGateway Annual Conference Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2023 AgGateway Annual Conference is coming up November 13-15 in Nashville, Tennessee. AgGateway President and CEO Brent Kemp says the conference is a benchmarking event, where the industry gathers to understand the state of interconnectivity in agriculture, what the association and its membership has accomplished over the past year, and the core initiatives on deck for the year ahead. …

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GROWERS Debuts Apps for Farmers and Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

GROWERS, a leader in digital technology for agriculture, announces enhanced farmer and retailer features within two new mobile apps, GROWERS and GROWERS Retail, available now for iOS on the App Store, with the Android version scheduled to be released in two weeks. The company’s flagship product, GROWERS, is a FREE app for farmers enabling them to work directly with their …

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Tech Hub LIVE Hears From Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

During this week’s conference and expo in Des Moines, Tech Hub LIVE attendees heard from some farmers in the field about topics such as autonomy, data management, and implementing climate-smart agriculture (CSA). Kyle Daeley, Associate Director- Food & Agriculture, Publicis Sapient, moderated the Farmer Panel General Session featuring Jason Kieser, Creekwood Ag, Illinois; Doug Applegate, Applegate Acres, Iowa and Praxidyn; …

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ARA Presents Awards at Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) held its 2022 Conference & Expo this week in San Diego with more than 600 agricultural retail industry professionals convening to share insights, network, and celebrate 30 years of ARA. During the conference, ARA honored Tim McArdle with the Jack Eberspacher Lifetime Achievement Award for his legacy of leadership at the Brandt Co., and across …

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AgGateway Honors Members at Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

AgGateway wrapped up its annual conference last week with the presentation of awards to member volunteers who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the organization and its mission to enable seamless digital connectivity in agriculture. The AgGateway in Action Award is given to volunteers for exceptional work over the past year in their respective regions. The 2022 recipients are …

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AgGateway Wraps Up Successful Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

AgGateway wrapped up a successful annual conference this week in Clearwater Beach, Florida. President and CEO Brent Kemp says a lot of work was accomplished toward the AgGateway strategic plan to “Create, Engage and Grow 2.0.” “All of activities, all of our work, all of our outreach is based around those three words,” said Kemp in an interview at the …

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AgGateway Preparing for Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

“Create, Engage, Grow – 2.0” is the theme for the AgGateway 2022 Annual Conference, November 14-16 at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, Florida. “We are doing things to create new digital resources, to engage new people, to grow the organization, and to overall bring better data interoperability,” said AgGateway Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Wilson. …

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Land O’Lakes Supports Farmers Curious About Carbon

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmer-owned cooperative Land O’Lakes is encouraging more farmers to adopt regenerative farming practices by working to remove one of the biggest barriers – fear of lost profitability and productivity of their acres. This effort is made possible through the Land O’Lakes cooperative system, with Truterra’s work in supporting farmers with sustainable practices and WinField United’s scientific approach to crop management …

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Familiar Faces With AgGateway Staff

Cindy Zimmerman

There were several new staff members at the AgGateway mid year meeting this week in Altoona, Iowa. A familiar face in the industry, Jeremy Wilson joined the organization as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and North America Regional Director, effective January 1, 2022. Wilson replaced Brent Kemp, who was selected to serve as the organization’s President and Chief Executive …

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Ag Retailers Conclude Annual Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

*Post updated with interview* The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) concluded its annual Conference & Expo this week after recognizing rising stars, installing a new chairman, and honoring industry leaders. Listen in here for a wrap-up interview with Daren Coppock, ARA President/CEO: (11:27) Ian McGregor of The McGregor Company was installed as chairman of the association during the closing session of …

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