Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit

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Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit


Purdue University, along with Wells Fargo Food and Agribusiness, are committed to bringing the right issues and senior leaders to the table for critical industry discussions at the Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit.

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Why the Summit?

Change and uncertainty are continuous challenges for senior leaders – wherever their responsibilities lie within the value chain. Participants will explore the challenges facing our food and agribusiness industry and examine options for a strategic response. The engagement with industry and academic thought leaders attendees experience during the summit allows them to brainstorm new strategies and leave invigorated to take action. Attendees will also experience the cross-pollination of ideas across industry segments, as well as an unprecedented opportunity to build personal and professional relationships.

As senior industry leaders think about future challenges and opportunities for their organizations, our accomplished faculty bring their research and expertise to facilitate the discussion.

Summit Partnership

The Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit is managed and led by Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business. Wells Fargo Food and Agribusiness has been our partner and collaborator since the program was launched in 2008. A Steering Committee of industry leaders provides critical input and guidance.

Who Should Attend?

This summit brings together business leaders shaping today’s food and agribusiness environment. The program is intended for current leaders, as well as rising leaders on track for significant responsibilities. Attendees typically represent senior executives from large multinationals firms, C-suite leaders in regional businesses and owners of family businesses.

Case studies and topical sessions are designed to engage senior decision makers from food and agribusiness companies throughout the supply chain, including: input suppliers, agricultural producers, merchandisers, distributors, retailers, food service providers, financial service companies, government agencies and technology companies working in the food and agribusiness industry.

Seating for the Summit is limited to 50 participants.

Summit Agenda

As we plan for the 2021 Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit, a Steering Committee of exceptional leaders in food and agribusiness recently met to discuss critical topics facing the industry. As a result, Dr. Allan Gray’s latest blog, Potential Learnings and Changes for a Post COVID-19 Food and Agribusiness Industry, outlines meeting insights and identifies key themes that will form the foundation of the 2021 Summit agenda.

It is important to note that the case studies and topics being developed are focused on issues in our supply chain and marketplace that have been accelerated by the current crisis. As we examine the many aspects of our business from the design of supply chains to impacts on consumer buying behaviors to the future of international trade, the 2021 Summit will focus on discovering and debating how the food and agribusiness industry can embrace agility and create more resilient markets, supply chains, firms, leaders and employees.

As the agenda for the 2021 Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit continues to finalize, please review the relevant, leading-edge topics and case studies that were covered during the 2019 SUMMIT here.

Participant Specifics

Program Location

Purdue University
Krannert Executive Education Center (KCTR)
425 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907
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The hotel block location and information will be posted here as it becomes available.

Transportation & Travel

Please refer to our travel and hotel accommodations page for directions from the three major airports closest to Purdue University.

You may find the sites below helpful, as well.
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A hot breakfast is included in your hotel room rate. Please plan on eating at the hotel before the summit. Lunch, coffee, soft drinks and refreshments will be provided for the group each day. There will be a networking reception on Tuesday, March 23 and a group dinner on Wednesday, March 24. Transportation will be provided to dinner on Wednesday.

For more information, contact:

Danielle Latta
Senior Program Manager

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel or defer participation, you must submit your request in writing more than 30 days before the start of the program to receive a full refund. Applicant substitutions who meet the criteria are possible upon request. Due to program demand and the volume of pre-program preparation, cancellations or deferrals received 30 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a fee of one-half of the program rate. Requests received within 14 days are subject to full payment.

Previous Participating Companies

1st Farm Credit Services
21st Century Equipment Inc.
AG Processing Inc. (AGP)
AGR Partners
AgReliant Genetics
AgriCapital Corporation
Agricultural Retailers Association
AgriTech Capital
Alltech Biotechnology
Alpharma Inc.
American AgCredit
American Crystal Sugar Company
American DairyCo
American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)
Aurora Organic Dairy
Aviagen Inc.
Bane Welker Equipment, LLC
BASF Corporation
Bay State Milling Company
Bayer US ‐ Crop Science
Beck Ag
Becks Superior Hybrids Inc.
Belstra Milling Company
Big Dutchman USA Inc.
Bulkmatic Transportation Inc.
Bunge Limited
Bunge North America Inc.
Centennial Ag Supply Company
Ceres Solutions
CGB Enterprises Inc.
CHS Inc.
CoBank, ACB
Compeer Financial
Context Network
Corn States LLC
Country Hedging Inc.
Crop Production Services
Dee River Ranch
Deere and Company
Demeter LP
DuPont Pioneer
Entira Inc.
Fair Oaks Dairy Farm LLC
Farm Credit Services of America
Farm Foundation
Farmers Business Network
Fastline Publications
FLM Harvest
Foremost Farms USA Cooperative
GLK Foods
GNP Company
Golden State Foods
Grammer Industries
GreenValley Ag & Turf
Gro Alliance LLC
GSI Group
Hirzel Canning Co.
Ice Miller LLP
Indiana Soybean Alliance
International Agribusiness Group
International Ingredient Corp.
International Raw Materials Ltd.
JBS United Inc.
John Deere
Kemin Industries Inc.
Kent Corporation
Key & Company LLC
Koch Industries Inc.
Kokomo Grain
Lake City Bank
Lakeshore Food Advisors LLC
Land O’Lakes, Inc.
Landus Cooperative
Lange-Stegmann Company
Maple Leaf Farms Inc.
McDonald’s Corporation
MFA inc
MFA Incorporated
Midwest Ag Finance Inc.
Midwest Growth Partners
Midwest Poultry Services
Midwest Poultry Services, L.P.
Miller Milling Company
Muscatine Foods Corporation
Nationwide Insurance Company
Neogen Corporation
New Holland Agriculture & Construction
Novus International Inc.
Oliver Manufacturing Co.
Passport Capital
Peterson Farms Seed
Pioneer Equipment Co.
Remington Seeds LLC
RiceTec Inc.
Riverview Farms
Select Sires Inc.
Siemer Milling Company
Specialty Commodities Inc.
Stoy Farms
Sunrise Cooperative
Teays River Investments
Texas A&M University
The Andersons Inc.
The Equity
The International Companies
The Kroger Company
The Mennel Milling Company
The Mosaic Company
Threemile Canyon Farms
Tom Farms LLC
Topcon Agriculture
Trimble Inc.
Trupointe Cooperative Inc.
UFA Cooperative Ltd
Una Terra LLC
United Farmers of Alberta Co‐operative
Vita Plus Corporation
Walker Ag Group
Wells Fargo Food and Agribusiness
West Central Inc.
West Plains Company
Western Milling LLC
Wyffels Hybrids Inc.