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Next Giant Leap

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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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Center programming will be delivered virtually for the foreseeable future unless otherwise noted. Enjoy travel-free, safe professional development and continuing education from wherever you are located. 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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Rethinking Online Learning
Rethinking Online Learning
By now, we know it all too well and have heard it time and time again – the way we conduct both our personal and professional lives is much different than it was a year ago. Realistically, many of these new adaptations we have adopted are likely here to stay.
A Series on Decision Making Part 5: Call to Action
A Series on Decision Making Part 5: Call to Action
In this final installment of our series on decision making, we’ll reflect on practical suggestions for improving our effectiveness in decision making. Recall in the beginning of this series, I suggested the myth in decision making is that a problem, crisis or opportunity can in fact be resolved with a well-timed decision when, in truth, problems are rarely solved and instead merely contained. As leaders attempt to navigate the endless streams of choices that come their way, decisions serve as temporary anchors that provide a momentary respite to catch our breath, gather our bearings and ready ourselves to navigate the next wave of decisions. To aid in this navigation, we would do well to consider three helpful anchors: operating at the edge of chaos, learning to ask questions and listen to the answers, and deflating our egos.
Embracing Uncertainty While Leading Effectively
Embracing Uncertainty While Leading Effectively
Adapting our leadership styles to both expected and unexpected disruptions happening around us is nothing new to the agri-food industry. However, 2020 has cast a great web of uncertainty across businesses, the industry and the world. How might leaders adapt to such significant transitions in order to maintain success?