2024-02-08 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

  • Welcome Nathan! 
  • Mid Year Meeting Conference Launch
    • Registration Promo in Newsletter last week, targeted promo released 2/8
    • Sponsorship promo to last year's sponsors being scheduled, general promo by 2/20
    • Speaker recommendations for keynote and committee session
      • Survey for topical interest releasing this week to members for MYM
  • Staff Participation/Promo Travel through Early February
    • Iowa Agribusiness Association, Paul, Feb 11-12
    • National Farm Machinery Show + ASABE Meeting, Brent/Jeremy/Ben, Feb 12-13
  • Social Media Sked
    • Week of 2/5, Paul
    • Week of 2/12, Nikki
    • Week of 2/19, Charlotte
    • Week of 2/26, Jessica
  • Web Redesign in the offing (at last!)
    • Dev site with updated platform version is in place as of 2/8
    • Major changes to home page ... focus on recruitment
    • Who we are, what we do
    • Reduce redundancies, mesh with content in Wiki
    • Consolidate member service/information items
    • Eye toward building SEO throughout development
    • Will be looking for input as the process continues
  • Upcoming promotional efforts
    • PAIL Standard – drive implementation
    • ADAPT advancing to Standard 


Resources & Relationships 

  • Participating in Ag on the Mall in May 6-8 2024 . still getting details (10 x 10 tent)
  • Supporting organization at Tech Hub LIVE .. sent in panel discussion idea for consideration



Newsletter Planning  

Newsletter Articles - Jan Feb Issue (February 1 release)

Deadline: February 20, EOB


  1. From the President – Brent

  2. MYM Update  - Paul
  3. LATAM Update – Loyola

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

 New Business  

Other Discussion Items 

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

 Meeting Wrap Up  

Next Meeting 
March 13, 2024, 1 pm


  • Active Action Items 

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