20 Years of Management Training in the Agri-Food Sector
Eight Lessons anyone working in Agri-Food can benefit from
October 3, 2013
As a partner and an integral part of the instruction team at Agri-Food Management Excellence (AME), Dr. Larry Martin has trained hundreds of farmers, ranchers and business executives from Canada’s food industry for almost thirty years. Graduates of AME’s programs go on to win provincial and national awards of excellence. Based on his experience – what key lessons can be shared that we may all benefit from?
AME is pleased to release the white paper, “Lessons from 20 Years of Management Training in the Agri-Food Sector”, which is the first in a series. This is a must-have read for anyone who is concerned about the rate of change in the food industry, how to understand and manage price volatility, and how to plan for a successful future in this growing complexity.
- The first few lessons illustrate that many managers lack an understanding of the current market and are unprepared for price volatility.
- Factors impacting the growing international demand for food are presented
- The paper presents the benefits of working with the concept of EBITDA to gauge and manage operational and financial sustainability.
- It describes how accounting statements provide rich information to help with management decisions but are usually only seen as a necessary evil required for taxes.
- It explains issues related to labour productivity and how Canadians can prepare for the looming labour shortage.
- It highlights the need not only for experiential learning, but for ongoing support to facilitate meaningful change.
Agri-Food Management Excellence (AME) is a Canadian company that provides premiere management and leadership training for agri-food professionals. It was founded by Heather Broughton and Larry Martin who are passionate about helping people transform their business and life by focusing on what is important. They are supported by a set of well-respected instructors from academia and industry. Through expert, practical application and the development of strong relationships with peers and instructors, people who complete AME training programs genuinely aspire for more and have the confidence to achieve their goals. Courses include the well-respected CTEAM, CFAME and Price Risk Management using Futures and Options.
More information is available at www.agrifoodtraining.com.
To interview Dr. Martin or to learn more about AME’s management training lessons for the agri-food industry, please contact:
Heather Broughton Larry Martin
Tel: 780 781 2840 Tel: 519 841 1698