Find us on FacebookFind us on LinkedInFind us on TwitterFind us on YouTube

Back to Resources

Browse By Topic: Risk Management
ARTICLE

Knowing Your Customer

April 2018

In the world of agribusiness, knowing your customer base is more important than ever – especially when your customer base includes the complex operations run by today’s large-scale commercial agricultural producers.

CASE STUDY

The Productivity-Water Dilemma: GROWMARK's Response

September 2017

Do modern production practices to enhance agricultural productivity come as the cost of environmental degradation? Modern agriculture's evironmental footprint has been a subject of concern among state and federal regulators in recent years. This study examines GROWMARK's part in the discussion and their continued efforts to minimize their footprint while still satisfying expanding food demands.

ARTICLE

Discipline About Assumptions

May 2017

When it comes to making strategic decisions, most failures are rooted in a set of dangerous assumptions, say Rita Gunther McGrath and Ian C. MacMillan in their Harvard Business Review article, “Discovery Driven Planning.”

ARTICLE

Making disciplined decisions

April 2016

Today’s fast-paced, competitive food and agribusiness
climate demands quick decision-making. Some of those decisions are big and potentially game-changing, meaning they need to be made with discipline.

CASE STUDY

Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company

September 2015

Early September 2015 was an exciting time for Pearse Lyons, serial entrepreneur and founder of Alltech, the Lexington, Kentucky-based animal health company. Having recently completed an acquisition that lifted Alltech global revenues to $1.6 billion,a Lyons had just announced a sales target of $100 million for Alltech Lexington Brewing and Distilling Company, the craft brewing and distilling business he founded in 1999.

CASE STUDY

King’s Hawaiian: Managing the Supply of Aloha Spirit for Every Household, Every Day

September 2015

When avian influenza struck the farm of King's Hawaiian's egg supplier, CFO Steve Richards had to think through how the company would tackle the crisis. What people need to be involved? Who should be at the top of the call list? What were the implications for production? How would this impact the regional operations?

CASE STUDY

Online Food Shopping: Peapod Finds a Path

September 2015

Andrew Parkinson, founder and president of Peapod, the online grocery company, did not have to convince Mike Brennan, Peapod’s Chief Operating Officer, that Peapod was poised for growth.

CASE STUDY

Rocky Ford Cantaloupe: The Challenge of Sweet Success

September 2015

In late August of 2011, a group of proud, dedicated, and heretofore successful produce growers from a small valley in Colorado experienced their worst nightmare.