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Can All Your Farm Equipment Speak the Same Language?

In this week's North American Ag Spotlight Chrissy Wozniak learns about the drive for compatibility in farm equipment electronics with Ryan Milligan, the Deputy of Marketing and Communications for the AEF & the Business Dev. Manager for Powell Electronics.

The Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) is an independent organization founded in 2008 by seven international ag equipment manufacturers and two associations. Today eight manufacturers and three associations are working as core members together with 300 general members. They work to improve cross-manufacturer compatibility of electronic and electric components in agricultural equipment, and to establish transparency about compatibility issues. Implementing international electronic standards is a cornerstone of their work. AEF encourages the development and implementation of new technology. While the AEF’s intention is to enable mutually beneficial links between companies, the effort is first and foremost directed at their farming customers, i.e. to make work easier for them and to provide them with economic benefits.

Ryan Milligan has over 15 years’ experience in the electronics connector industry coupled with an MBA from Drexel University. Ryan is well versed in developing go to market strategies and connector product solutions, and is an expert in sensing and connectivity for ISOBUS applications and more electronic solutions for Agricultural machinery.

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