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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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FEatured Blog Posts

Data-Driven Decision Making in Times of Crisis: Data Analysis
Data-Driven Decision Making in Times of Crisis: Data Analysis
In this multi-part blog series about data-driven decision making in times of crisis, we have argued that intelligence, not data itself, is the critical component in decision making. We have also pointed out the importance of understanding the critical data needed for a specific decision and the processes involved in collecting, organizing and storing this data. In this article, we focus on what may be considered the most important step in the intelligence cycle: the processing and analysis of data and information.
A Series on Decision Making Part 2: Views on Decision Making
A Series on Decision Making Part 2: Views on Decision Making
The volume of material and research on the topic of decision making is astounding. From what I’ve seen, we can categorize these insights into two critical influencers in the decision-making process: how leaders reflect inwardly and externally when making decisions, and the organizational structures that support or inhibit the decision-making process.
How Did George Jetson Sell Spacely Space Sprockets?
How Did George Jetson Sell Spacely Space Sprockets?
On the show The Jetsons, George Jetson worked for a company called Spacely Space Sprockets as (what the internet says) a digital index operator. Although this dates me — especially since some of you reading this cannot remember life before FaceTime — I think about this show every time I get on a Zoom meeting. Whether we are in favor of it or not, it seems most of us have recently made the move to online meetings, including those of us in sales.