2023-04-13 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


On the Docket

  • Social Media: Paul next week
  • Website
    • Analytics Insights
      • By a mile, Most hits are within the About Us tab
    • Web security upgrade nearly complete
    • Ben, Jim reworking wiki content that member-centric website will be based on
  • Annual Report just released
  • Mid-Year Meeting
    • Sponsor multi-event discount winds down April 17
    • Speakers getting finalized
      • Jonah Kolb, Moore and Warner 
      • John Fulton, Ohio State University
      • Still pursuing ISU, others
    • Field day at the Vande Lune Farm Tuesday Night?
    • Race on Monday Evening?
    • Sponsor Thank yous for Social Media should be ready by May 1
  • Annual Conference
    • 2024 location leaning towards Texas (San Antonio, then Austin)
    • Clearwater location from 2022 secured for 2025
  • Case Study Update progress 
    • Two complete, two in review
  • Video 
    • 2 minute Quick Connect promo for Mid-Year Meeting is in the works
  • Outreach Opps
    • Tech Hub Live, July 
    • InfoAg not locked in but possible
  • LATAM Update 
    • 5th anniversary of affiliation with AGG ... Logo developed! 
    • Meeting April 28 in Brazil ... in part to celebrate, Brent Attending
  • Branding Guidelines ... updated draft being circulated. Committee will be provided a document to review soon. 


Resources & Relationships 

  • no update



Newsletter Planning  

Newsletter Articles - May Issue (May 1 release)

Deadline: April 19, EOB


  1. From the President – Brent

  2. MYM Update
  3. LATAM Update – Loyola

  4. Europe Update - Conny
  5. Portfolio – Ben
  6. AGIIS/Member Services

 New Business  

Other Discussion Items 

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

 Meeting Wrap Up  

Next Meeting 
Thursday, May 11, 1 pm Central


  • Active Action Items 

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