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With you in mind, the center creates and delivers management education programs that combine research with real-world application specifically for the food and agribusiness industries.

What our Center offers

We know that to best serve your customer, you must be competitive and on the cutting edge. At the center, we know the industry you work in, and what you will need to get ahead in your career. That’s why we can provide custom, flexible solutions to give you the results you want.

Programs and Workshops — Learn a key agribusiness management topic or gain a general business overview at one of our seminars. We offer both online and in-person programs.

Custom Programs — Develop an agribusiness management program specifically for your company. You will work with our faculty members, project managers, instructional designer and event managers to design, develop and deliver your program.

MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness — Take your career to the next level by earning two master’s degrees in the time it would take to typically earn one. This online program is tailored for working professionals in the food and agribusiness industries. 

Exclusive Agribusiness Research— Partner with our team of researchers to explore a specific issue at your agribusiness. Findings from our research team’s work has implications for companies in all sectors of the food and agriculture industry.


A Look Back…

In 1986, Professor Dave Downey approached Purdue’s Department of Agricultural Economics about establishing a center that would directly serve the educational needs of agribusiness professionals. The Center for Food and Agricultural Business was born. Through our management education programs, we have served more than 15,000 food and agribusiness managers from around the world. 

Our Home — Purdue University

Founded in 1869 as part of the Morrill Land Grant Act, Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Ind. It is one of the nation’s leading research institutions. The Purdue College of Agriculture is known as a leader in agricultural education, and was ranked No. 6 among agricultural institutions across the globe.

Purdue established its Department of Agricultural Economics in 1920. Its faculty members are world renowned for their research in all areas of economics. In 2009, the department was ranked No. 9 by IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service), the world’s largest bibliographic database dedicated to economics