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January 2020

ARA Management Academy

January 28, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 30, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Tempe, AZ

Program Content
The learning environment consists of a mix of discussion, small group exercises, case study application, and debate and dialogue with experienced instructors and a network of colleagues.

Marketplace Trends and Competitive Positioning
This session will view the industry from a broad overview, laying the groundwork for the class to discuss industry disruptions, innovation and the implications to their businesses.

Thinking Strategically
A strategic mind-set is important in the daily operation of your business and in meeting long-term business goals. Learn how to use decision analysis tools in your operation.

Examining Profitability: Your Role and Impact
Financial statements provide valuable data for decision-making purposes. A profitability linkage model evaluates your company's position and performance within the industry.

Creating Value for your Customers
At the core of this session is an examination of what it takes to create value in the marketplace and differentiate your organization from the competition. An opportunity to spend time with Southwest producers is a part of the session.

Implementing Organizational Leadership Strategies
Your leadership skills impact your ability to motivate and influence team members and managers up the line. Learn how to thrive in environments with constant change.

Services Excellence and Blueprinting
Service Blueprinting is a versatile and practical technique used for service improvement and innovation. This technique allows you to clearly visualize your service processes and delivery from the customers’ point of view. The uniqueness of Service Blueprinting is the unrelenting focus on the customer as the center and foundation of your business towards service excellence.

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February 2020

Midwest Cover Crop Council Annual Conference

February 11, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

February 11-12 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, MO The 11th will be a typical annual business meeting with state, province, and partner reports. The conference portion on the 12th is packed with great speakers. Check out the draft agenda here: http://mccc.msu.edu/about/meetings/  

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Commodity Classic 2020

February 27, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Registration and housing for America’s largest farmer-led, farmer-focused agricultural and educational experience officially opens at 10:00 a.m. Central on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The 2020 Commodity Classic will be held Thursday, Feb. 27 through Saturday, Feb. 29 in San Antonio, Texas. To register, reserve hotel rooms, and sign up for email updates, visit CommodityClassic.com. Early discounts on registration end January 9, 2020. Established in 1996, Commodity Classic features a robust schedule of educational sessions, a huge trade show featuring the…

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