2018-11-13 Communications Committee Meeting (Annual Meeting)


All Members List
(present or not present)
Members Present
Non-Members Present

(*Voting companies/** alternates)

Time2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
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Access Code914-234-637


Final Presentation: 

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    Topic / Leader

    Desired Outcome

    Pre-Meeting Notes and Links to Supporting Resources

    Meeting Minutes

    03 min

    Welcome & Roll Call / J. Nolfo

    Attendees are listed above.


    2 min
    Antitrust / J. Nolfo

    Everybody agreeing to the Antitrust Guidelines.

    AgGateway Antritrust Guidelines

    All agree to the Antitrust Guidelines.
    21 min

    Minutes Taker / 

    J. Nolfo will take notes.

    Committee Plan / J. Nolfo

    Establish Goals for the new year

    • Operations
      • Get a Vice-Chair
      • Fill all Council/Working Group/Committee Liaisons
      • Increase membership size of Communications Committee
      • Job Description and Expectations for positions within the Committee (Member, Article Writer, Social Media)
    • Social Media
      • Increase interaction with social media platforms, especially LinkedIn Group and Twitter
      • Pre-load and semi-live tweet at relevant trade shows
    • Newsletter: 
      • Leadership Profile in each newsletter
      • New Member Profile in each newsletter
      • Each Council have at least two significant update article
      • Each Committee have at least 1 significant update article
      • Get publication of AgGateway related articles within company internal newsletters
      • Publish Case Studies

    J. Nolfo reviewed goals for the year

    • Operations
      • New Vice-Chair: Matthew Grassi of Meister Media
      • Still needing some gaps filled
      • Added new members for 2017
    • Social Media
      • Will be sharing social analytics at least 1 time per quarter
    • Newsletter
      • Will miss Leadership Profile in each newsletter, but will have somewith this article
      • Will miss New Member in each newsletter, but will have many with this article
      • Will miss Council having 2 updates, but many will have at least 1
      • Case studies have been published
    2019 Planning / J. Nolfo
    • Establish goals and plans for 2019

    Goals were discussed by all in attendance

    • Resource Related
      • Letting members & industry know about resources.
      • Additional case studies, especially for chemical and seed.
      • Develop graphic video depicting AgGateway processes
    • Newsletter Articles
      • Council Updates (minimum 1 per year)
      • Future state articles to get members aware of emerging technologies (block chain, tracability)
    • Social Media
      • Cross share with other organizations
    • Trade Show support
      • CLA, InfoAg, AGA
      • Shows Jim Wilson is speaking
      • Banner awareness to members
    • Operational
      • Committee Membership growth plan
      • Vice Chair
      • Fill Council Liaisons positions

     New Business  

    Other Discussion Items / J. Nolfo

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

     Meeting Wrap Up  
    Next Meeting / J. Nolfo
    • Next Committee meeting scheduled for December 6th @ 2:00-3:00 pm ET. .
    Adjournment / J. Nolfo

    • Meeting adjourned at approximately 2:58 pm CT

    • Active Action Items As of  

    Date AssignedAction ItemDue DateComments/Status