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Trust in Business Relationships

Purdue University’s 2018 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness was held November 6-7, 2018 with approximately 100 participants representing both crop and livestock industry sectors. All were eager to learn more about the role and importance of business...


Cargill Premix & Nutrition: Transforming Talent Management

Cargill Premix & Nutrition: Transforming Talent Management As a result of declining annual operating earnings over the past few years, Cargill implemented several strategic modifications on 2016. One transformation, referred to internally as the Human Resources...


Resilience: One Key to Business Success

No one understands the importance of resilience more than managers who are trying to be successful in the current business environment. Our complex agri-food system is dynamic and ever changing. Managers and the teams they lead have to be able to positively adapt to...


New Paths in Performance Management

My mom is an independent insurance agent. She recently shared with my brothers and me that she had achieved renewals with more than 95 percent of her clients. I jokingly inquired, “Why not 100 percent?” Then my older brother chimed in, “Fire the bottom 10 percent of...


Defining the Unwritten Rules

Changing company culture is no easy feat. In fact, it isn’t even easy to define what company culture is—let alone changing it. For starters, it’s important to recognize that any group of people has a culture. In the business world, culture is defined as the unwritten...


Talent Management Evolves; Requires Deeper Understanding

The first time I recall personally experiencing talent management was when I was about 14. I was working for my grandparents on their nine-hole golf course, named Cecelia’s, that had been built atop 40 acres of prime southern Wisconsin farm ground. Built during the...


Thirty Years and Going Strong

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 has been one of the most powerful factors in making America a strong...


Talent Management Matters

Talent Management Matters The only way to improve business performance is to improve the people running the place. After all, an organization is simply a collection of people working together to create value for the customer and capture some of that value for the...


Ag’s Burning Talent Questions

Ag’s Burning Talent Questions As food and agricultural businesses prepare for the future, no investment is more important than human talent. Differences in the quality and effectiveness of human talent and their impact on business performance are well...


Purdue research report gives insights on talent management

Purdue research report gives insights on talent management Food and agricultural business leaders can use the results from a recent Purdue University study to better understand and manage talent within their organizations. Go To This Resource Categories: Agribusiness,...