The annual AEF North American Plugfest was back at the Commodity Classic in 2023.
The partnership between the AEF and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) facilitated the opportunity for the Plugfest to be held in conjunction with the impressive Commodity Classic agriculture trade show. The event took place March 8-10th at Orange County Convention Center in Orlando FL and took advantage of the alignment with America’s top agricultural convention to offer tours and media appointments throughout the three-day event. The tours included two groups of students from the AFA (Agriculture Future of America), one group of Farmers from the Commodity Classic, members of the ISO 23870 JWG16, and a variety of print, audio, and video media. AEF also organized an off-site reception at the Blue Martini with live music, this was a great opportunity to network and exchange ideas.
The multi brand OEM attendance again provided an opportunity for ag equipment software engineers from all over the world to test the compatibility of their ISOBUS products, putting aside competition and working together for the good of the agricultural industry. This year’s event attracted 103 attendees (49 participants, 54 visitors) from 20 companies and with 19 server devices, 22 client devices and one FMIS. Total at this event there were 474 different server / client combinations. The products making up these combinations included Displays, Tractor Controllers, Spray Rate and Liquid Fertilizer Controllers, Weighing Solutions and many different ISOBUS Certified Implements. Thanks again to AEM and the Commodity Classic’s organization team for their great support.
We are very happy that it was a successful Spring 2023 Plugfest.