I review and draft a lot of contracts. Many of these agreements are in the ag technology space, which presents unique drafting challenges. First and foremost, the subject matter of these agreements — personal information, data collection, license grants — is often foreign to farmers and agribusinesses. But there are other problems as well, which this post will address.
Whether you’re in input supply, food processing or something in between, the changes in what’s demanded by your market are fast-paced. Rapid-fire changes in technology, consumer demands, and new target demographics require long-term and strategic thinking.
You make business decisions every single day. Every once in a while, a decision comes along with the potential to be a game changer for your organization.
A large part of the retail business is about supply chain management and operations, or SCO. Traditionally, SCO management has often been associated with efficiency, but that’s not necessarily an all-encompassing way to think about SCO strategy.
Founder and Executive Director Dr. David Downey reflects on the center's evolution as we celebrate 30 years of exceptional professional development for the food and agricultural business sectors.
Dr. Michael Boehlje talks ways to make disciplined decisions to minimize risk, and how to transform a poor choice from failure to value creation.
The current low-price crop commodity climate is tightening margins and making producers thing about how to reduce input costs. But it's not just about costs per acre -- even in tight times.