EMBA in Food and Agribusiness Offers Flexibility

From Purdue News - The number of female executives in the food and agricultural business industries has been on the rise in the past few years, with women now comprising nearly half of all management positions.


Taking a Leap and Landing on Success

In a crowded marketplace that’s only getting smarter, how do you set yourself apart? As a young professional, GW Fuhr had a passion for agriculture and aspirations of becoming a sales leader. Surrounded by other young professionals with the same level of education and experience, he was looking to broaden his skill set and knowledgebase to set himself apart.

Leading Change

Change is occurring at a fast rate. Shocking, right? No? Of course not. We are all well aware of how rapidly change is sweeping across the food and agribusiness industries, as well as across the world, as we continue to discover advancements and efficiencies daily.

Risk Management: Impacts on Productivity

Risk management is key for any business to successfully survive the various risks of their respective industry, whether they be market risks or natural phenomena. For agriculture, risk management is especially important due to the volatility of commodity prices and the systemic nature of risks such as drought or frost. While crop insurance may be the most popular risk management tool within the U.S., risk management practices go beyond financial instruments and extend to any allocation of resources to reduce the risk of some uncertain event. While the financial costs of purchasing insurance or a forward contract may be easy to see, the total impact of any given risk management tool on the bottom line may be obfuscated by the less obvious opportunity costs that affect total output.