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SEPTEMBER 22, 2016

Producer sentiment and the agricultural economy ahead

Understanding the economic challenges producers face and the confidence they have in the agricultural economy plays a huge role in the ways suppliers interact with farmer clients and bring value to them.

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.

AUGUST 11, 2016

The next 30 years

As the center celebrates 30 years, Dr. Allan Gray dreams about what the food and agriculture industry will look like in the next 30 years and what role the center will play.

AUGUST 1, 2016

Talent management evolves; requires deeper understanding

Associate Professor Michael Gunderson parallels his grandfather's version of talent management with the industry demands of today and delves into why managing people properly is vital to organizational success.

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.

JUNE 16, 2016

Connecting with your customers

It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that marketing is all about your organization. But sharing what you stand for has to go beyond telling customers what to think about you.

JUNE 6, 2016

Finance, talent management go hand in hand

Research shows that nothing is more important to a company's bottom line than talent and talent management.

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.