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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.

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Ag's Burning Talent Questions

February 2016

As food and agricultural businesses prepare for the future, no investment is more important than human talent. Differences in the quality and effectiveness of human talent and their impact on business performance are well documented.

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Purdue research report gives insights on talent management

February 2016

Food and agricultural business leaders can use the results from a recent Purdue University study to better understand and manage talent within their organizations.

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Academy to focus on management in seed industry

January 2016

Leadership techniques for the long-term success of seed companies will be at the forefront when the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business hosts the 2016 American Seed Trade Association Management Academy March 7-11 in West Lafayette.

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Strategy Execution Vital for Business Success

December 2015

Developing a winning strategy in volatile agricultural markets can be challenging. The key is for
company leadership to focus on what they can control. That means identifying, developing and leveraging two to three strategic capabilities that give a company a differential advantage.

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

Differentiating On Service Innovation at BASF

September 2015

BASF’s company tagline, “We create chemistry,” represents 150 years of collaboration and innovation. As Neil Bentley, director of marketing for the Crop Protection division of BASF in the United States, sat behind his desk at the company headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, he pondered how critical innovation was in developing business relationships—just as it was in developing new chemistry compounds.

CASE STUDY

Fulfilling Changing Consumer Expectations of the Food Supply

September 2015

The food industry has a long history of responding to changing demands for the products and services its customers desire. Consumer interest in food products and services has evolved, deepened, and diversified from array and price, to convenience and safety, to nutritional characteristics, to how and where foods are available, to how they are produced, processed, and distributed.