However, no matter how hard we plan for change, there are always elements of uncertainty and unpredictability involved that make it both exciting and yet sometimes a bit frightening at the same time. We need to be skilled jugglers and fortune tellers, wild animal tamers and clean up specialists in today's constantly changing business circus.
We have some of each of these business performers under the big top at the 2006 Agribusiness Forum, which has a distinctly international flavor. We'll hear about global forces shaping agriculture, talk with producers whose "farms" includes holdings in both the United States and foreign countries. We'll discuss the challenges of managing today's triumvirate of agriculture--farms, feed, and fuel--all of which are impacted by forces around the globe. We'll learn whether biofuels are truly a boon for agriculture or a merely a facade? For a finale, Sano Shimoda will look into his crystal ball to predict the forces and trends that will shape the next decade.
Vicki Henrickson Progressive Agriculture Foundation, NAMA Vice President.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2006|
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