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The Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business designs and delivers professional development workshops, industry research and degree programs with the potential to revolutionize the way you work and do business. Together, we’ll take small steps toward your next giant leap.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to welcome visitors to the Center through the month of October. During this time, all Center programs have been transitioned to online distance delivery. We look forward to welcoming you back as we resume face-to-face program delivery in November. Visit the programs page for up-to-date information and dates.

Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business

ONLINE Programs & Workshops

Our online programs and micro-courses give you access to outstanding faculty and top-quality experts in agribusiness management with a convenient, flexible format.

IN PERSON PROGRAMS & wORKSHOPS

In the classroom, interact with faculty experts in programs designed to help develop your skills in sales, management, finance, strategic decision making, and more.

cUSTOM pROGRAMMING

Partner with us to design, develop and deliver a program that applies directly to your company’s educational needs and offers the benefits of team learning.

Advanced Degree Options

Online degrees focusing on food and agribusiness management are for driven and dedicated professionals who want to rise to the top of their fields.

Enhance Your Career

You need a dynamic set of skills to lead in today’s ever-evolving agribusiness industry. That’s why we’re here. We understand the industry you serve, and we can help advance your skill set and transform your thinking through the educational and research experiences we offer. 

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Ag Retailers’ Role in Sustainability
Ag Retailers’ Role in Sustainability
Sustainability is undeniably one of the most important drivers of the new business landscape created over the last few years. Its importance has been taken to an even higher level during the current pandemic, and it is a key factor in what we imagine the post-COVID world will look like.
Agricultural Retailers’ & Farmers’ Perspective: Findings From An Exploratory Study on Conservation Practices in Agriculture
Agricultural Retailers’ & Farmers’ Perspective: Findings From An Exploratory Study on Conservation Practices in Agriculture
The idea of sustainability, in all of its forms, in the food and agricultural chains is not new, but it has recently gained a great deal of attention. One of the most important aspects of being sustainable is the adoption of agricultural conservation practices. By conservation practices, we mean practices such as nutrient management, 4R nutrient stewardship, reduced tillage, strip-till or no-till, cover crops, more diverse crop rotations, water management and other practices in the same vein. These practices play a critical role in reducing input use, improving soil health, enhancing water quality, sequestering carbon and reducing other greenhouse gas emissions. However, despite many of these practices showing promise in also reducing production costs and enhancing yields, adoption rates remain stubbornly low, ultimately limiting the desired sustainability impacts of these practices.
A Series on Decision Making Part 3: How Senior Execs Approach Decision Making: A Look at Personality Data From the C-Suite
A Series on Decision Making Part 3: How Senior Execs Approach Decision Making: A Look at Personality Data From the C-Suite
In 2007 when I was a director and senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), I published my first book: “Unbalanced Influence – Recognizing and Resolving the Impact of Myth and Paradox in Executive Performance.” The CCL is a premier provider of leadership development, engaging with a multitude leaders throughout organizations from first-time supervisor to CEOs of some of the largest firms in the world. Over the course of its 45+ years, the CCL has collected data on hundreds of C-level executives who have attended their leadership programs. This data makes it possible to form a picture of the personality and leadership competencies that influence how senior executives approach decision making.