Purdue University announced on May 7 that the theme for this year’s National Conference for Agribusiness would be performance management. The school continues to prepare for the event, slated to take place on Nov. 10 and 11 at Purdue.
The “People – Performance – Productivity” theme will be stressed throughout the event. The conference is designed to examine key topics ranging from survey data to personnel management.
"There is nothing more essential to the success of the 21st-century food and agribusiness firm than a robust talent management strategy that reflects the myriad demographic, social, political and technological factors shaping our world," said Jay Akridge, the Glenn W. Sample Dean of the College of Agriculture and conference speaker. "We look forward to exploring the burning questions in this critical area with managers from across the country."
The National Conference for Agribusiness is being marketed toward managers and executives of agricultural retailers, dealers, farm equipment manufacturers and many others in the field. There will be breakout sessions for skill building, an overview of management best practices, and plenty of opportunity to network.
Faculty members from Purdue University will also lead sessions and share insight into performance management in agriculture, according to Michael Gunderson, a conference organizer.
The cost to attend the event is $995 for those who register before Sept. 1. Attendees may qualify for a continuing education credit and certified crop advisor credit. More information and online registration help can be found on the event website.