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Academy to focus on management in seed industry

January 2016

Leadership techniques for the long-term success of seed companies will be at the forefront when the Purdue Center for Food and Agricultural Business hosts the 2016 American Seed Trade Association Management Academy March 7-11 in West Lafayette.


Bringing 'em Safely Onboard: Launching New Employees Successfully

October 2008

From Feed and Grain Magazine - It’s late on a Friday afternoon, tomorrow you have a day off scheduled (finally!). You kick back in your chair after receiving the phone call you had been hoping for — the new sales manager you have been recruiting just accepted your offer. Life...


Innovation, Creativity and Brainstorming

April 2007

From Feed and Grains Magazine - Have you ever been in a situation where somebody came up with what seemed to be a really weird idea, and then someone in the group said, “yeah, that’s kind of interesting, but if we added this change it would be awesome and useful.”...


Successful Relationships Require Knowledge of Decision Making

May 2004

From Feedstuffs Magazine - Purchasing decisions of agricultural producers are often complex and involve several people. Multiple deci-sion makers and influencers within the operation play different and often confusing roles in choosing what and how to buy. Also, there are many outside in-fluencers that may have a significant say in...


Managing Risk with Specialty Grains

April 2004

From Seed and Crops Digest - Balance. It’s imperative to successful management, leadership and just regular old life! But when it comes to managing risk from specialty grains, grain handlers find themselves in a unique position — a balancing act dealing with several sources of risk.


Managing Change

January 2003

From Feed and Grain Magazine - Change is no stranger to the feed and grain industry. Among other recent adjustments, companies have made changes to institute HAACP, ISO 9000, identity preservation of grain for both niche products and GMO grain and Internet marketing.