AEF PlugfestAs precision farming technology continues to grow in importance for the ag industry, so do the semi-annual Agricultural Industry Electronics Foundation (AEF) Plugfest events that help equipment manufacturers accurately determine if their offerings are compatible with others in the industry.

AEF Plugfest events are held every spring and fall, alternately in the U.S. and Europe. These events serve as uniquely valuable opportunities for event attendees to assess tractor-implement compatibility (no matter what the brand) as part of an effort to improve overall satisfaction.

The Spring 2020 AEF Plugfest is slated for May 5-8 at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska. Advanced registration as a participant or visitor is required to attend all or part of the Plugfest.


Activities slated for the upcoming event include:

May 5

  • AEF Plugfest Equipment Setup
  • Welcome Announcement and Kickoff
  • Plugfest Testing

May 6

  • Plugfest Testing
  • Plugfest Dinner

May 7

  •  Plugfest Testing

May 8

  •  AEF PT03: Engineering and Implementation Meeting
  •  AEF PT09: Farm Management Information Systems (FMIS)


Event registration within the AEF ISOBUS Database is required to attend all or part of the Plugfest activities. AEF members may register as vistors by logging in to the AEF ISOBUS Database using company-supplied credentials and then following the Plugfest link on the database home page. Non-members will follow a link on the database welcome page to create temporary login credentials, and then register via the Plugfest link within the database.


AEF membership is required for Participant registration and applies to anyone who is directly or indirectly involved with testing activities. AEF members use company-supplied credentials to access the database and then register by following the Plugfest link. AEF Membership inquiries related to Plugfest participation should be directed to AEF Office ( no later than March 25.

For more information, contact the AEF Office at or AEM Director of Advanced Technology, Ag Services Mark Benishek at

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