2022-07-07 Communications Committee Meeting


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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


On the Docket

  • Annual Conference Marketing and Agenda In Early Stages
    • Create - Engage - Grow 2.0
      • Post-pandemic agenda/state of AGG 2020
      • ADAPT "Standard"
      • Incorporate downstream data demands – food companies, regulatory, carbon, sustainability
      • Ideas for keynotes/panels
  • Mid Year Meeting Ideas for 2023 (return to Altoona)
    • Field Day
    • An ACTUAL Race 
    • Amped up Quick Connect (with January 2023 Preview)
    • Education track running alongside working meetings
    • Chuck Zimmerman ... success?
  • GTAC Solicitation Underway 
  • Tech Hub Live
    • Jeremy and Paul participating in sessions and attending ... look to amplify what we send

Resources & Relationships / 

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


What's New

  • Website Discussion: Creating understanding for the Uninitiated
    • Redo home page to clarify the organization's mission/vision
    • Personnas we need to address
    • Key Messages 
    • Homework: Find examples of sites/pages we should consider emulating


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 -- MTech

  4. Europe Update –- Conny 
  5. Tech Hub Overview 

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 
August 4, 2022, 1 pm Central


  • Active Action Items 

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