2022-09-01 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
  • Create - Engage - Grow 2.0
      • Post-pandemic agenda/state of AGG 2020 (Brent Presentation)
      • ADAPT "Standard"
      • Quick Connect, focus on Members
      • AgWired/Chuck Zimmerman returns
      • Keynotes: Jeff Blair, CEO, GreenPoint Ag and Rob Dongoski, EY
      • Awards: Ron Storm and AgGateway in Action (looking for nominations)
      • Ideas for "business sessions"
        • Digital Payments in Agriculture (Julia) 
        • Kansas State: Machine Interoperability Initiative (AJ Sharda)
        • John Fulton at Ohio State, topic tba
  • Portfolio Update
  • Quick Connect Roadshow
    • Ann Vande Lune conceptualized, is heading arrangements
    • Three Cities: Premiers in Altoona IA Jan. 11
    • Also Indiana and Eastern/East Central Nebraska being planned, no date or location yet
  • GTAC Solicitation Underway 
    • Paul is personally calling on university representatives
    • Website is up to date with application
    • Three nominations in, at least 4 more promised. 
    • Deadline: September 15
    • Trey Colley Testimonial posted
  • Farm Progress: Jeremy Wilson there today
  • Video Suggestion: From Idea to Resource: How AgGateway Gets it Done

Resources & Relationships / 

  • Association Outreach - Iowa Agribusiness Association and Bill Northey, new president
    • Had three conversations so far, will be supporting the QC Roadshow event and likely midyear


What's New

  • Website Discussion: Creating understanding for the Uninitiated (Awaiting Format Update)
    • 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 - October Issue (First week of October release)

September 20


  1. From the President – Brent

  2. Conference Promo/Update - Paul
  3. LATAM Update – Loyola

  4. New Member Profile -- MTech

  5. Portfolio Update 

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.

    • Working Groups
    • Task Forces
    • Conference Committee: 
    • Other

 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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