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MS-MBA Students Teach Professor As Much As He Teaches Them

Editor’s note: Dr. Mike Gunderson is an associate director for Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business and an associate professor of agricultural economics. He leads a quantitative methods course in the center’s MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness...



Discovery in a Business-to-Business Economy

Editor’s note: Dr. Scott Downey will lead a session on discovery planning at the 2017 Ag Retailers Association (ARA) Management Academy, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in West Lafayette, Ind. Learn more about the academy and register here. Each company is different, of course. But in...



Thirty Years and Going Strong

Author: Dr. Dave Downey, Executive Director Emeritus and Professor Emeritus Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business was launched in 1986 as a new way for the university to serve agriculture. I have always believed the land grant university system...



Finance, Talent Management Go Hand in Hand

What does an organization’s talent management strategy have to do with its financial performance? After all, human resources and accounting rarely spend much time together. But talent management extends well beyond human resources. And besides, a company...



Talent affects finance

Talent affects finance Agribusiness professionals seem to view the chief financial officer (CFO) as a no-nonsense type with a singular focus on the numbers. It is clear, however, that nothing is more important to a company’s financial performance than talent...



Business Success Demands Strategy

Strategic thinking is all about change. It’s about ways to anticipate, shape and capitalize on the future by looking inside and outside of the business. This is especially true given that many managers, until now, have found career success by excelling in tactical...



The Agricultural Outlook for 2015

Recently, Mike Boehlje sat down with us to talk about the future of the ag industry. See what he has to say about agriculture’s changing business climate and the future of land values and interest rates. What does the business climate look like for the...



What Agribusiness Can Learn from Olive Garden

After calling in my Olive Garden to-go order and parking in a designated spot right in front of the restaurant, I walked through a lobby full of dine-in customers waiting to be seated. Near the kitchen, I paid my bill and collected my food. Within minutes, I was...






What do Farmers Want From Their Lender? Pt 2

What do Farmers Want From Their Lender? Pt 2 From Ag Lender Magazine - As to the decision most farmers use in choosing a lender/financial services provide, 58 percent of the producers make the choice individually with little input from others, and another 26 percent...