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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.

JANUARY 20, 2016

Drivers of Change in Agriculture

Income is a bigger drive of food demand than population growth, which has supply implications for all of agriculture. That includes the seed industry. Allan Gray and Michael Gunderson discuss how income drives demand and what the seed industry can do to help growers increase production as populations grow and food demand changes.

NOVEMBER 24, 2015

Business Success Demands Strategy

Business success is driven by strategy--strategic thinking, strategic management and strategic capabilities. Success is no longer about "doing things right," but rather choosing the "right things to do" and creating a differential advantage.

NOVEMBER 3, 2015

Transformational Leadership

Steve Vande Loo, founder of Advanced Beverage Concepts, Inc., is a results-driven consultant to businesses directly and indirectly linked to the beverage industry. Drawing from an accomplished career as an executive for Coca-Cola, he provides clients insights on organizational strategy, leadership development, new-brand planning, and product introduction and commercialization.

OCTOBER 20, 2015

Sometimes you have to spend money to make money

The current low-price crop commodity climate is tightening margins and making producers thing about how to reduce input costs. But it's not just about costs per acre -- even in tight times.

SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

The “How-Tos” of Developing a Resilient Workforce

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.

AUGUST 17, 2015

Gray: Structure the key to effective performance management

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.

AUGUST 5, 2015

Talent Management: A Key to Business Success

Effective talent management is a key to successful business strategy. The 2015 National Conference for Agribusiness will help leaders affect change in the way their companies manage their most important assets: people.