There are a variety of rapid-fire changes happening in the food and agriculture industry, including generational shifts and consolidations in farm business and agribusiness. With these changes and the rise in e-commerce and digital purchases, do relationships still matter in today’s agribusiness marketplace?
There isn't much attention paid to how decision-making transitions from one generation to the next on family farms. The problem? As the roles of each on-farm generation evolve, it affects more than just the farm families. It affects the businesses who work with them.
Founder and Executive Director Dr. David Downey reflects on the center's evolution as we celebrate 30 years of exceptional professional development for the food and agricultural business sectors.
Research shows that nothing is more important to a company's bottom line than talent and talent management.
One of the most important functions of management is the creation of a motivated and resilient workforce. But often missing are the how-tos for developing people. Scott Downey discusses eight assets essential to the process.
Having an annual performance evaluation process can be both cumbersome and ineffective in some business environments. Ditching them could be beneficial, so long as businesses don't move completely away from structured feedback.