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National Conference for Agribusiness to take place at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– The National Conference for Agribusiness will come to Purdue University on Nov. 16 and 17 to give agribusiness professionals an opportunity to learn how to grow as managers.

The conference will include discussions of interest to professionals in agribusiness. Guest speakers and experts will talk about the impact of changes occurring in the retail sector of agribusiness and how agribusinesses are responding to sustainability opportunities and challenges. About 200 people are expected to attend the conference.

“When that many like-minded people are in a room, the possibility of getting something good out of it is incredible,” said April Sauer, managing director of the Purdue University Center for Food and Agricultural Business. “Attendees will gain insights from this conference that will inspire new ideas and contribute to elevating agribusiness as a whole.”

On Nov. 16 keynote speaker Gebisa Ejeta, distinguished professor of agronomy at Purdue, will discuss agriculture’s responsibility for innovation and feeding the world. Ejeta is the 2009 World Food Prize laureate.

The cost to attend is $895, or $845 if registered before Sept. 14. Team rates and educational credit are available. For more information call 765-494-4247.

To learn more or register online visit http://www.agecon.purdue.edu/cab/programs/nca

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