2022-06-14 Communications Committee Meeting


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Time1:00 pm CT (Chicago)
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Antitrust / Paul Schrimpf

Read antitrust statement: 

“In all of AgGateway’s operations and activities, it must avoid discussions or conduct that might violate applicable antitrust laws, or even appear to do so. To that end, AgGateway has established antitrust guidelines, which it has provided to each participant in this meeting. While it is your ultimate responsibility to ensure that your actions comply with applicable antitrust laws, your participation in this meeting is affirmation that you will abide by AgGateway’s guidelines.”

AgGateway Antitrust Guidelines


Review Action Items 

Review action items from previous meetings. 

  • Social Media Check In
    • Mid Year Meeting So Far
    • Podcasts -  no news yet
    • Ben Craker Announcement out for 
    • GTAC Outreach is underway .. Paul is attending International Conference on Precision Ag

Resources & Relationships / 

  • Association Outreach - Iowa Agribusiness Association and Bill Northey, new president


What's New

  • Communications Strategies for Each “Audience” Segment
    • Retailers, Fully Integrated
    • Retailers, Medium to Large
    • Retailers, Small
    • Software Companies
    • Input Manufacturers
  • In each segment, who is/are the targets?
  • What is the message to each?

Materials Development 

Calls are out to staff for more ideas. Dan and Brent are close on some work that will need doing. (Dan leaving end of month) 

Newsletter Planning  

Newsletter Articles - June Issue (First week of June release)

June 21


  1. From the President – Brent

  2. LATAM Update – Loyola

  3. New Member Profile -- TBD

  4. Europe Update (conference review from Jun 2 and member profile)
  5. MYM Coverage TBD 

Content reviewed


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 

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

 Meeting Wrap Up  

Next Meeting 
July 7, 2022, 1 pm Central


  • Active Action Items 

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