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National Conference for Food and Agribusiness

November 6-7, 2019


Data on Data: How the agricultural and food business value chain is evolving


Conference Overview

The 2019 National Conference will focus on how collected data and information are used across different levels of the agricultural and food business value chain. Purdue faculty will share results from their research surveying six levels of the value chain: (1) Ag Input Manufacturers, (2) Ag Retailers, (3) Farmers, (4) First Handlers/Food Processors, (5) Food Manufacturers, and (6) Food Retailers. The aim is to document how the agricultural and food business value chain is evolving on data collection and analytics. Faculty experts will provide insights and implications relevant to agricultural and food business professionals.

The National Conference for Food and Agribusiness brings together professionals from across the agricultural and food business value chain to gain industry and business insights, network, share ideas, grow professionally and discover solutions to today’s challenges. The goal of the conference is to help agricultural and food businesses shape their organizations and customer interactions for optimal success.

Join us at Purdue University’s West Lafayette, IN campus for the best of what matters most to you.

Why should you attend?

It's the people that provide the return on investment for your time at a conference. In our busy social media crazy world, we often forget the importance of being in a live face-to-face setting with others from the business community. The value in conferences comes from the human-to-human connections we make. Often, people cite the serendipitous “hallway conversations” that they have with other attendees as the most valuable part of attending an event.

At the 2019 National Conference for Food and Agribusiness:

  • Learn findings of the most recent research study on data analytics across the value chain.
  • Connect and network with peers, expert speakers and conference guests.
  • Gain insights, implications, new strategies and tools.
  • Present your ideas and get feedback from others.
  • Become inspired to put new concepts into action.
  • Expand your knowledge in a new space. 

Who should attend?

This conference brings together people representing all facets of the agricultural and food business value chain, including crop and livestock inputs, equipment manufacturers and dealers, banking institutions, food processors and universities. Participants come from a wide range of roles such as sales, management, marketing, market intelligence, executive positions and more.

Register together!

Instituting new managerial practices can be more effective when approached with help from one or two other colleagues. Consider attending as a team of three or more.

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Program Dates

November 6-7, 2019


Purdue University
West Lafayette, Ind.

Registration Fee

$1,195/person through September 1
$1,395/person after September 1

Is this program for you?

We strongly encourage attendance in teams of three or more participants from each organization. For questions about registration fees and more information about the conference, contact:
Masi Keshavarz, Research Project Manager

Educational Credit

You can earn CEU and CCA credit at this program.

Registration fees include all program materials, refreshments and some meals. Registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the program is full, names will be added to a waiting list in the order in which they are received. Registration fees are due upon receipt of registration. Read the cancellation policy.

  "The National Conference for Food and Agribusiness provides broad insight into agricultural producers' needs, preferences and priorities, as well as marketplace trends. Benefits beyond research include access to the Center for Food and Agricultural Business economists and team. Networking with conference participants provides added value in contextualizing lessons through an applied lens focused on agriculture."  

Michael Stolp

Senior Vice President, Customer and Employee Education
Senior Family Business Advisor
Northwest Farm Credit Services