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JUNE 23, 2017

Discovery

Effective sales discovery is a conversation. Making it useful to both sides requires plenty of planning on the part of the salesperson. It means giving thought to how the conversation benefits the customer, not just the seller.

MARCH 8, 2017

Defining the unwritten rules

Defining company culture is hard enough—let alone changing it. But if you’re in a leadership position, you have a role.

DECEMBER 15, 2016

Former CEO talks investing to grow

Craig Newman, recently retired CEO of AgReliant Genetics talks about why it's important to invest in professional growth.

NOVEMBER 30, 2016

Discovery in a business-to-business environment

Each company is different, of course. But in every case, understanding the strategy of a customer company and the beliefs, goals and needs of the people in it, is at the heart of managing key customer accounts. That's where the process of discovery can have exceptional payoffs.

AUGUST 23, 2016

How does decision making shift across generations?

Large-scale family-owned farms face unique business challenges because of the way different generations approach decision making.

JULY 14, 2016

Thirty years and going strong

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.

MAY 24, 2016

The perfect sales call

The perfect sales call probably doesn't exist. But thinking about what one would entail can help sales professionals think through the best ways to serve their customers and turn sales calls into relationships and transactions.

APRIL 13, 2016

The evolution of sales (and why it matters)

The agriculture industry is changing. Farmers are evolving. Agribusiness must adapt. But what does that really mean?