The deadline for the preferred hotel rate of $139 single/double occupancy per night for attending the 2012 AgGateway Annual Meeting and Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., and staying in the conference hotel is Oct. 14.

Registration for the Nov. 6-8 conference should be completed as soon as possible to arrange for travel. This year’s meeting theme is eBusiness Without Walls . . . Collaboration, Integration and Innovation.

The conference organizers note the need for companies to become involved in this meeting and AgGateway in general with the following explanation:

“Technology has been advancing at a rapid pace in the last 50 years. These advancements have created a business environment without the limitations of time, space or distance—an environment without walls! Remaining walls continue to come down through the proliferation of tools at our fingertips that aid us in our personal and professional lives. But, are there still barriers within your organization? Have you fully embraced the possibilities with eBusiness and leveraged the tools within your organization and within agriculture? At the annual conference this year we will take a look at ways we can continue to promote, enable and expand eBusiness in agriculture through collaboration, integration and innovation.”

A complete description of the conference is available at www.aggateway.org. Click here to register today!

This year's meeting features more educational sessions and networking opportunities than ever before—starting the morning of the 6th with a "Coffee-Shop" discussion of “eBusiness Above the Walls...Cloud-Enabled Collaboration, Integration and Innovation", and a session on "The Basics of Precision Agriculture". Other educational highlights include Steve Cubbage, president of Prime Meridian, discussing "The Precision Tower of Babel"; and renowned technologist and business process adviser Rick Hutley, vice president of the Global Innovations Practice at Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group.

Organizers are reminding attendees to use their absentee voting option for the Nov. 6 national election.