AgriData Inc. was recently awarded the Innovative Business User of Technology Award from the Information Technology Council of North Dakota. The award was presented to AgriData owners David Hagert and Chad Ringenberg at the 2008 Information Technology Awards Program and Annual Meeting on Oct. 14, in Fargo, N.D.

The ITCND recognizes IT leaders in North Dakota for outstanding achievements in the use of innovative technology that demonstrates their ability to provide products and services that are on the cutting edge in today's competitive markets. AgriData was recognized for its pioneering, map-based information management system, Surety Customized Online Mapping. This award also honors AgriData for its scope of installation, system integration complexity, return on investments, ability to meet strategic business objectives and accomplishments as an outstanding corporate citizen.

Surety Customized Online Mapping utilizes Farm Service Agency acreage, field borders and the latest National Agriculture Imagery Program to generate custom maps and reports (including topographic maps, soil survey maps, application maps for chemical and fertilizer applications, and custom invoices) for ag applicators, farmers, insurance agents, crop consultants, land managers and rural appraisers. Surety has more than 2,500 users across the United States.

"We are honored to receive this recognition," says David Hagert, CEO of AgriData. "Surety has become an important part of modern agribusiness, and it's been tremendously satisfying to be involved in its development."