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This is the first Newsletter for 2023. It provides you with information concerning the latest developments inside the AEF. The information found in each edition may affect your company or could be of general interest. Please forward to persons in charge.

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Upcoming Fall Plugfest: Antibes, France - September 18 to 22, 2023

Planning for the next AEF Fall Plugfest is already underway. After a successful Plugfest in North America in March this year, the next European Plugfest will take place from September 18 to 22, 2023 in Antibes, France in the Congress Center as already in 2019.

General Manager presented AgIN during VDI conference “Smart Farming”

“What is the Agricultural Interoperable Network” was the title of Norbert Schlingmann’s presentation during the VDI conference “Smart Farming” on April 24 and 25 in Dusseldorf, Germany.  

High-Speed ISOBUS presented on Industrial Ethernet Week Panel

In March 2023 the AEF was invited to participate as HARTING connector company hosted its annual discussion regarding the advancements of industrial ethernet and how industry demands will continue to shape this technology.

Can All Your Farm Equipment Speak the Same Language?

Due to having AEF Plugfest at the Commodity Classic trade show, AEF has had several opportunities to grow our media coverage in North America. These opportunities in North America often include radio and podcast interveiws. AEF met with Chrissy Wozniak in Orlando this past March. Chrissy is the host of the podcast platforms "North American Ag Spotlight" & "What Color is Your Tractor."

Review: Spring Plugfest 2023 in Orlando was back in conjunction with the Commodity Classic

The annual AEF North American Plugfest was back at the Commodity Classic in 2023.

AETC Conference in Frenso, CA

On February 12-14 the AEF was a sponsor of the Agricultural Equipment Technology Conference (AETC) 2023. This annual event is hosted by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) in Fresno, California during the same week as The National Farm Machinery Show.

AEF at World Fira 2023 in Toulouse

From the 7th to the 9th of February the 7th World FIRA took place at the AGROBIOPOLE, just south of Toulouse in France. This new three day format included a scientific workshop on day one and then infield demonstrations on days two and three alongside an exhibition area for various companies and organisations involved in autonomy and robotics.

New Tractor Implement Management (TIM) Landingpage

The AEF TIM functionality, launched in 2019, is the first functionality using a standardized, certified communication between tractor and implement. As more and more manufacturers developing products with TIM, engineers, service and marketing people are looking for comprehensive information.

New AEF staff: Marcel Urban

The AEF is very happy to welcome Marcel Urban as a new member of the AEF team, based in Gütersloh, Germany.

AEF Tech Week 2023 in Wageningen

The AEF teams consist of volunteers coming from our member companies who engage for AEF beside their regular job. To successfully work on projects there are usually discussions and alignments with other teams as necessary. Already before the pandemic, Dave Smart, team lead HSI and Volker Brill, HSI deputy proposed a workshop event where the teams will have the possibility to focus on their projects for a couple of days, speak and discuss with other teams on related topics and bringing it to a…

Upcoming events 2023

ASABE AIM, AEF Fall Plugfest 2023, VDI conference ”Landtechnik”, Agritechnica


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