Supports IFAMA Student Competition

Cindy Zimmerman

The man who had the honor of handing out the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) 2013 Student Competition awards is a great advocate of agricultural careers – president Eric Spell. “We’ve been four out of the last five years to the event,” Eric told me. “One of the hot words that we hear with employers is ‘supply …

AgCareers, Agribusiness, Audio, IFAMA

Danforth Receives IFAMA Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Dr. William H. Danforth was honored by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) with the organization’s inaugural Distinguished Service Award for his significant contributions to education, plant and life sciences, and advancements in agriculture. “Dr. Danforth’s positive influence on agricultural sciences is immeasurable,” said Thad Simons, president and CEO of Novus International, and incoming president of IFAMA. “From …

Agribusiness, IFAMA, Novus International

IFAMA Student Competition Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

A team of MBA students from Santa Clara University won first place in the IFAMA Student Case Competition Wednesday at the World Forum in Atlanta. The competition consists of teams representing universities worldwide who simulate a fast turnaround analysis and presentation which they make to a panel of senior management judges on a corporate hot topic. This year there were …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, IFAMA, Video

DuPont Exec Talks Food Security at IFAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

Food security was the topic for an address Wednesday to the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum by DuPont Executive Vice President Jim Borel. “We need a new generation of food visionaries who can see the tremendous opportunity made possible by the simple fact that people have to eat,” Borel said. The DuPont executive talked about the …

Agribusiness, Audio, Dupont, Food, IFAMA

Georgia Ag Commissioner Welcomes IFAMA

Cindy Zimmerman

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black was very pleased to have the International Food & Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) host its 23rd annual World Forum in the Peach State. “Thank you for choosing our capitol city to be the host for this wonderful meeting,” Black said in welcoming the group on Tuesday. “It’s a great opportunity to celebrate what we …

Agribusiness, Audio, IFAMA

Agribusiness Ties to Harvard

Cindy Zimmerman

When you think of agricultural education, Harvard is probably one of the last institutes of higher learning that comes to mind, but think again. Mary Shelman is director of the agribusiness program at Harvard Business School and has been president of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA). “The very term agribusiness was created by a colleague of mine …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, IFAMA

Novus CEO is New IFAMA President

Cindy Zimmerman

Novus International President and CEO Thad Simons will be the new president of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) Board of Directors for the next two years. IFAMA made the announcement at its 23rd Annual World Forum and Symposium. IFAMA is a leading agribusiness nonprofit that brings together the best minds from all sectors of food production and …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, IFAMA, Novus International

Monsanto Chairman Keynotes IFAMA World Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant was the keynote speaker for the 23rd annual International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) World Forum, being held this year in Atlanta, Georgia. “IFAMA – a very cool organization,” Grant began his address to some 450 attendees from 28 countries following an introductory video on the forum theme – The Road to 2050: …

Agribusiness, Audio, Food, IFAMA, Monsanto


Cindy Zimmerman

As this busy week on the agriblogging highway continues, I am leaving the last day of the American Seed Trade Association convention in the young but capable hands of our summer intern Maggie Seiler while I head to the 23rd World Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) in Atlanta. This is an event we have never …

Agribusiness, Food, IFAMA, Novus International