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Pre-Meeting Notes and Links to Supporting Resources

Meeting Minutes



Susan Ruland (Unlicensed) is the acting chair. If you are interested in becoming the chair or co-chair, please speak up or feel free to contact Susan anytime.



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AgGateway Antitrust Guidelines


Minutes Taker / 

Approval of Prior Meeting Minutes / Susan Ruland (Unlicensed)

Minutes from February: 2020-02-06 Communications Committee Meeting and March: 2020-03-05 Communications Committee Meeting

Nikki motions to approve

Nick seconds

Minutes approved


Review Action Items  Susan Ruland (Unlicensed)

Action Items to be reviewed:

  • All on Social Media Task Force to review calendar for their assigned weeks
  • Susan to touch base with Jim about tweaks to the AgGateway Calendar
  • Susan to send Nick Dan Berne's info for monthly updates for newsletter
  • Susan to check on Instagram Sign-up
  • InfoAg exhibit

Coronavirus Discussion

Impacts on business, relevance of AgGateway work

  • Mid-Year Meeting

Marketing Plan / Susan Ruland (Unlicensed)
  • Producing new exhibit banners
  • Increase communication to members – Calendar eblasts 
  • Newsletter going out 
  • Website navigation/content tweaks

List in PAC Council of next steps - things we need Meet-ups for. Susan believes that Brent has been keeping a list of the ideas for Meet-ups that came out of the council meetings last November. 


Precision Ag Materials Development Communications Sub-Committee/Jessica

  • TimeScope Implementation Note
  • Soil Flyer
  • SubCommittee Calls 
  • Other? 

Materials Development Communications Sub-Committee.

Sprouted out of the PAC Communications Task Force. Calls about every other week. Flyers, infographics, etc. 

11 am CT every other week, Thursdays. There's was one today. 

The hope for this group - meet more frequently and do some concrete work on some materials. Hopefully pull in people from the Working Groups and ideas/people from the other regional groups. 

Nikki will help post calendar items from the subcommittee call onto the main AgGateway calendar. 

Social Media 
  • Content discussion - where to find content
  • Instagram, WhatsApp
  • YouTube Channel 


Peruse the website for ideas - link to something of interest there

Sharing an article of interest

Looking back to past posts and freshening them up

Looking at recent AgGateway emails, meeting notices

Social Media Cheat Sheet J created - has some ideas in it - times of day and back-up ideas 


Newsletter Planning - 

May issue

Newsletter Articles - May Issue

Due April 21


  1. Mid-Year Meeting
  2. New Member Article: Evin Ellis (Unlicensed)Ally Yanco (Deactivated)
  3. Column from Loyola, Conny - Europe, Latin America
  4. News from Meet-ups/Working Groups/Portfolio Management Center/ Nick Reichel (Deactivated)
  5. AGIIS/Member Services: Chris CrutchfieldJosh Wall (Unlicensed)l

Newsletter planning - Future issues

Newsletter Articles - June Issue

Due April 21


  1. Mid-Year Meeting: Nikki Marshall
  2. Any Working Group updates, Portfolio Management Center/ Nick Reichel (Deactivated)
  3. New Member Article: Evin Ellis (Unlicensed)Ally Yanco (Deactivated)
  4. AGIIS/Member Services: Chris CrutchfieldJosh Wall (Unlicensed)
  5. AgGateway in the News: Susan Ruland (Unlicensed)


Group Updates

Open floor - anyone can share an update of what is happening in other areas of AgGateway where they're working. Also, determine if Communications can provide assistance.

 New Business  

Other Discussion Items / Susan Ruland (Unlicensed)

  • For other committee members to address topics not covered above.

 Meeting Wrap Up  
Next Meeting 

  • Next Committee meeting: Thursday, May 7, 1:00 - 2:00 pm CT

  • Active Action Items 

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