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.
It can be easy to fall into the trap of thinking that marketing is all about your organization. But sharing what you stand for has to go beyond telling customers what to think about you.
The need for efficiency is driving consolidation in both livestock and crop operations. Understanding and serving these customers is critical for agribusiness.
Dr. Michael Boehlje talks ways to make disciplined decisions to minimize risk, and how to transform a poor choice from failure to value creation.
Income is a bigger drive of food demand than population growth, which has supply implications for all of agriculture. That includes the seed industry. Allan Gray and Michael Gunderson discuss how income drives demand and what the seed industry can do to help growers increase production as populations grow and food demand changes.
Business success is driven by strategy--strategic thinking, strategic management and strategic capabilities. Success is no longer about "doing things right," but rather choosing the "right things to do" and creating a differential advantage.
Steve Vande Loo, founder of Advanced Beverage Concepts, Inc., is a results-driven consultant to businesses directly and indirectly linked to the beverage industry. Drawing from an accomplished career as an executive for Coca-Cola, he provides clients insights on organizational strategy, leadership development, new-brand planning, and product introduction and commercialization.
Having an annual performance evaluation process can be both cumbersome and ineffective in some business environments. Ditching them could be beneficial, so long as businesses don't move completely away from structured feedback.