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.
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.
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.
Purdue Food & Agribusiness Quarterly Review
FEatured Blog Posts
As salespeople, we thrive on building relationships, expanding our network, interacting with our customers and growing our business. I don’t want to say it’s the thrill of the chase, because I hate the analogy that customers are to be preyed upon. Each and every one of our customers is more than just a number to us — they are a face, a name, and a story with a family, goals and desires. We don’t secure a new customer and call it a day. Securing a sale marks the start of a new (or renewed) relationship.
It was clear before and even more so now after the events of the last 12+ months — data-driven decision making is crucial for companies aiming to remain profitable and competitive in today’s markets. However, beyond simply basing decision making on data, companies must take this a step further and fully embrace the concept of competitive intelligence to truly be successful. In the food and agribusiness industry, we are no exception to this rule.
We watched as 2020 unleashed volatility on our food and agribusiness supply chains. In the fresh produce supply chain, disruptions impacted the seed industry, growers, shippers, wholesalers and retailers. While consumer behaviors and preferences also shifted during this time, shoppers continued to place importance on choosing grocery stores based on the availability of fresh foods — especially high-quality fruits and vegetables.