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Make Better Decisions

June 2013

From AgriMarketing Magazine - Identifying the right problem is essential for making the best decisions to correct it. From there, it's about generating alternatives, acknowledging potential traps, and avoiding exaggeration of cost.

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Don't Be a Robot

May 2013

From AgriMarketing Magazine - Somewhere along the line, the elevator pitch got a bad rap. It seems like no one wants to listen to one, let alone deliver one. Talking about what you do can be scary whether you’re in front of one person or a group — how can...

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Measuring Loyalty

March 2013

From AgriMarketing Magazine - A classic example of loyalty is George Clooney’s character, Ryan Bingham, from the 2009 movie “Up in the Air.” A debonair businessman whose job requires frequent travel, Bingham made it his personal goal to join his airline’s coveted 10-million mile club. Bingham flew his carrier exclusively...

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Avoiding Decision Traps

July 2012

From AgriMarketing Magazine - Do you think there are more or less than 175 million acres of farmland in the U.S.? How many acres of farmland do you think are in the U.S.? Chances are your answer to the second question isn’t even close to being correct. According to the...

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How Sales and Marketing Relate

July 2011

From AgriMarketing Magazine - Many agribusinesses are struggling with this relationship right now. Consolidation has meant that many organizations who were built on sales are now recognizing that being market driven provides more opportunities than being sales driven.

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What do Farmers Want From Their Lender? Pt 2

October 2009

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 make the choice after extensive discussion with others in the business (see Figure 4)....

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What do Farmers Want From Their Lender?

September 2009

From Ag Lender - The 2008 survey of commercial producers by Purdue University's Center for Food and Agricultural Business provides useful information for lenders and financial service providers to better understand their farmer-buyer customer base and buying behavior. The purpose of this discussion/article is to help lenders understand how to...

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Build-A-Salesperson Coming Soon to a Mall Near You

July 2009

From AgriMarketing Magazine - My niece loves the Build-ABearWorkshop in our mall. Instead of picking any old stuffed animal off the shelf at Toys “R” Us, she can handpick the look and feel of her furry friend, decide whether it’s a boy or girl and even determine its occupation by...