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SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Developing the Relational Element in Agriculture

The first cup of coffee I can remember drinking was with my grandad at the Farmers Co-op in Laverne, Oklahoma. Every Wednesday for the past few decades, he’s brought the donuts and gossiped with the other farmers and ranchers. I’m pretty sure that’s where he gets most of his agricultural production information. When I moved to Michigan last year, I knew the climate, the soils and the production would be unlike what I’d known, but I also knew that one characteristic would remain consistent.

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

Choosing to be a Leader

There’s more to being a leader than setting a good example or making important decisions. Guidance from leaders is vital to the success of teams, and without guidance, teams can easily fall apart. So how do you become the best leader? The answer is simple — it’s a choice. A...

APRIL 17, 2018

Decision discipline

You make business decisions every single day. Every once in a while, a decision comes along with the potential to be a game changer for your organization.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Procurement strategies of commercial producers

We all know that buying and selling agricultural inputs is more than just receiving or offering a lower price. But can we be more specific?

AUGUST 7, 2017

Differentiation

Marketers talk a lot about differentiation. The problem is that their processes can be a little self-centered rather than customer-focused.

MAY 4, 2017

Avoiding psychological traps

Even when analysis is complete and the path forward seems clear, decision-making can be a challenge. The key is to avoid psychological traps along the way.

DECEMBER 20, 2016

Is your board prepared to govern your cooperative?

Investing in development opportunities for board members in the business disciplines could be a critical differentiator for cooperatives that lead the transformation of the agricultural industry.

MARCH 28, 2016

Capturing value from a bad decision

Dr. Michael Boehlje talks ways to make disciplined decisions to minimize risk, and how to transform a poor choice from failure to value creation.