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Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit

October 1-3, 2019

Summit Agenda

*A printable pdf of the agenda is available for download here.

Join other senior level managers from across the food and agribusiness industry on October 1-3, 2019 as we discuss the rapid disruption taking place across the food and agribusiness value chain. At the Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit, faculty and industry experts will take you along as they explore questions such as:

  • Where is digital agriculture headed and how should a company position itself in this space?
  • Consumer demand for food is changing rapidly with respect to quality, differentiation, health impact, production process, etc. How should a food or agribusiness company strategically position itself in this rapidly evolving market?
  • What is this Blockchain everyone is talking about? How might it impact companies in the food and agribusiness space?

These questions and much more will be answered through a series of case studies, company discussions and special topics. The Summit will begin with lunch at 11:30 a.m. EDT on October 1 and conclude by 2:30 p.m. EDT on October 3.

Special Topics

Blockchain Technology in the Food Supply Chain
Peter Votkjaer Jorgensen, Venture Partner, Maersk Growth
Phil Harris, President and Co-Founder,

Meat Alternatives: The Investment, the Demand and Consumer Perception – Jayson Lusk, Department Head of Purdue Agricultural Economics and Paul Shapiro, The Better Meat Co.

Strategic Options for the Industry:  A Facilitated Discussion – Allan Gray, Executive Director, Center for Food and Agricultural Business

Case Studies

AgriGold – AgriGold is weighing how best to execute on a major shift in strategic decision to prioritize a direct relationship with the largest progressive multigenerational corn and soybeans producers. Read more about this case study.

Cainthus – Disrupting the face of the animal industry. Read more about this case study.

Compeer Financial – Disrupting the agricultural lending market as a merged organization. Read more about this case study.

Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) – Controlled Environment Agriculture: Disruption in the Leafy Greens Industry? Read more about this case study.

Mantiqueira – Competing and disrupting in the shifting South American egg market. Read more about this case study.

Solinftec – Creating a foothold in the North American digital farming market. Read more about this case study.

Don’t miss your opportunity to network with 50 other prestigious senior level managers from the industry. Fill out your application for a seat at this important discussion.

Previous Participating Companies


Program Dates

October 1-3, 2019

Program Fee

$ 4,495.00/person


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Program Information

Registration fees include all program materials, as well as all meals and refreshments.

For questions, please contact:
Betty Jones-Bliss, Program Director

Admission Criteria

Applications are accepted in the order they are received and will be reviewed within five days. Once the program is at capacity, a waiting list will be maintained.