Michigan State Wins IFAMA Global Student Case Competition

John Davis

Students at Michigan State University have taken first place in a competition to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills. This article from the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA), a nonprofit of industry, students, academics, government leaders and other key stakeholders across the value chain of food production and consumption, says the school’s Tatevik Avetisyan, Kendra Levine, Andrea Leschewski, …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, IFAMA, University

IFAMA Hosts Conference- People, Climate, Big Data

Kelly Marshall

 You are invited to join the 25th Annual Internation Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Conference in Saint Paul, MN on June 14-17, 2015. Attendees will participate in discussion and presentations focusing on three key areas of concern for the food industry: People, Climate and Big Data.  Keynote speakers include Mary Bohman, USDA Head of Economic Research Service and Michael …

Climate Change, data, Events, IFAMA, People

Goldberg to Receive IFAMA Service Award

John Davis

A man described as a visionary is being honored for his 60-year career teaching, working with industry, research and international development in agribusiness. The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) will recognize Dr. Ray Goldberg as its Distinguished Service Award recipient on June 16, 2015 at the 25th Annual IFAMA World Conference President’s Award Dinner in St. Paul, Minnesota. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, IFAMA, Novus International

DuPont to Sponsor Agribusiness & Food World Forum

Jamie Johansen

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) are jointly presenting the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in South Africa. The Forum will address the region’s enormous growth potential, which includes expanding the agribusiness industry. Thad Simons, President of IFAMA, said “People feed the world and, as agribusiness leaders, it is our …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Dupont, Food, IFAMA

Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town

Jamie Johansen

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) are partnering to convene the Agribusiness and Food World Forum in Cape Town, South Africa on June 17-19, 2014. Framed by three overarching themes – The Talent Factor, Noble Ambition of Feeding the World, and Africa Agribusiness’ Age of Opportunity, the Forum will bring together …

Ag Group, Events, Food, IFAMA

IFAMA and the African Connection

Cindy Zimmerman

Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness future is at the top of the world’s food and economic growth agendas, so it is appropriate that the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) will hold its annual Symposium and World Forum in Cape Town this year. “We’re really looking to highlight the needs for agribusiness development and education and careers throughout the African …

Agribusiness, Audio, IFAMA, International, IPPE, Novus International

DialogueNEXT Panels at World Food Prize

Cindy Zimmerman

Novus International president and CEO Thad Simons moderated a two-part panel discussion on the next generation and what technologies will be “enabling smallholder farmers in the future to be part of the agricultural revolution.” The panels focused on “Capacity and Capitol” in the morning and “Beyond the Big Idea” in the afternoon. “We were happy to be able to show …

Audio, IFAMA, Novus International, Raven, World Food Prize

Multiplier Effect of IFAMA Student Involvement

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel at the Student Summit luncheon at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum last week showcased the “multiplier effect” that IFAMA has for the industry. It also shows the tremendous commitment of Novus International to bringing along future talent. Tomas Murtagh has been with Novus International for five years now as a business and financial …

Agribusiness, Audio, IFAMA, Novus International

How UF is Engaging Talent to Feed the World

Cindy Zimmerman

The University of Florida (our alma mater!) was one of the land grant universities singled out by the director of USDA’s National Institute of Food & Agriculture Sonny Ramaswamy during his talk at the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum last week as those who have been making changes to prepare students for the future of the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, IFAMA, University

SAI Platform Checklist Launched at IFAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum last week featured the global launch of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Checklist, the “world’s first practitioner’s guide” to the sustainable outsourcing of agricultural raw materials. SAI president and Coca Cola Senior Manager of Sustainability Ernesto Brovelli said the purpose of the checklist is based on the fact that the …

Agribusiness, Audio, IFAMA, Sustainability