Ag equipment leaders and other interested parties are invited to the second Conference Day event of the Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF). 

A fast-paced update on the group's goals and progress, the Conference Day is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 11 in conjunction with the AEF's Spring Plugfest in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

Each of the AEF's 11 project teams will take 30 minutes to explain their tasks, with a few minutes for discussion and questions. Coffee breaks and lunch will offer additional time to network with attendees.

“The AEF Conference Day introduced last fall was a great success,” said AEF Chairman Peter van de Vlugt. “Therefore, it will be repeated in Lincoln this spring.” 

For registration information, click here. The registration fee is $145 (attendance is free for registered Plugfest visitors and participants). Conference Day attendees are also welcome to attend the Plugfest Dinner on the evening of May 11 (fee is $39).

About AEF

AEF is a global standardization initiative formed in 2008 by agricultural technology companies AGCO, CLAAS, CNH, Grimme, John Deere, Kverneland Group and Pottinger, as well as AEM and the German machinery association, VDMA. SAME DEUTZ-FAHR joined AEF as its eighth core member in 2013.

AEM provides the staff secretary for AEF.

For more information on AEF, contact AEM Technical Director Mark Benishek (, tel: 414-298-4118).