Managing the Shift to a Values-based Food Supply

Fall 2016

I grew up on a dairy farm on the Kentucky-Tennessee border. We loved our cows, and everything we did on that farm was for the sake of the cows. Each day after the morning milking, a stainless-steel tanker truck backed up to our barn, loaded our milk and hauled it to the processing plant. At … Continue reading Managing the Shift to a Values-based Food Supply

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The Context Network® extends expertise, reach in the food production value chain – announces merger with The Prasino Group

Fall 2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – (October 20, 2016) The Context Network®, has announced their merger with The Prasino Group, a Des Moines, Iowa-based consulting firm providing management consulting services across the animal agriculture industry. As part of the merger, Context welcomes two new Principals to the premier, global agribusiness consulting firm’s leadership team. Dr. Garth … Continue reading The Context Network® extends expertise, reach in the food production value chain – announces merger with The Prasino Group

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The Context Network Names Doug Griffin Principal in the Firm

Fall 2016

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA – (September 12, 2016) The Context Network, a premier, global agribusiness consulting firm has named Doug Griffin as a new Principal with the firm. Griffin joins nine Context Principals as a shareholder of the growing company. For nearly 25 years, Context has provided proven strategic management insights to the agriculture industry … Continue reading The Context Network Names Doug Griffin Principal in the Firm

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Consolidation, Specialization, and Sustainability: Three key trends creating investment opportunity in agriculture

Summer 2016

Currently, Context is focused on three key trends emerging in agribusiness – trends that have the potential to have significant influence on the way business is conducted. In the near-term, we see a trend toward consolidation as firms reposition in a difficult market environment. At the same time, they are preparing for medium-term increased specialization, as consumers demand … Continue reading Consolidation, Specialization, and Sustainability: Three key trends creating investment opportunity in agriculture

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Brazil Seeds & Traits: The Opportunity to Cultivate Stewards

Summer 2016

Cultivation and stewardship are two principles that stand at the very core of agriculture, and which will continue to be critical to the long term viability of the tools and technologies available to the industry. As markets grapple with the need for sustainable growth, there is an intensifying urgency to preserve the technologies targeted at … Continue reading Brazil Seeds & Traits: The Opportunity to Cultivate Stewards

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Carbon Sequestration and Agriculture

Summer 2016

I have uttered the words “carbon” or “carbon sequestration” more in the last year than my previous forty-nine. The level of attention that climate change or more specifically Anthropogenic Climate Change has received has dramatically increased in the last few years. The focus on agriculture’s role as part of the solution has increased even more … Continue reading Carbon Sequestration and Agriculture

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Understanding Culture: Examining Dairy Operations’ Culture

Spring 2016

This article is adapted from the first in a series of articles published in Progressive Dairyman magazine, (see below for link to full article). Context Senior Associate Monty Miller explores the importance of culture and the role it plays in helping us get work done effectively within our organizations and in this case, the dairy … Continue reading Understanding Culture: Examining Dairy Operations’ Culture

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Value and Values: Managing Through Market Cycles in the Ag Equipment Business

Spring 2016

Value: The regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something. Values: Things that you believe are important in the way you live and work; determine your priorities. The current agricultural equipment market cycle has created many challenges for very successful, well managed companies. As farmers place greater scrutiny on their capital … Continue reading Value and Values: Managing Through Market Cycles in the Ag Equipment Business

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The Context Network Establishes Context Global Development™

Spring 2016

Growth – it’s at the core of everything we do in agriculture. Context is no exception, and we continue to grow in the services that we offer as we work to advance agriculture; making it more productive, more efficient and more sustainable around the globe. Recently, The Context Network announced the formation of Context Global Development™ … Continue reading The Context Network Establishes Context Global Development™

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Global Commodity Outlook: Thriving on the Commodity Tightrope

Spring 2016

The recent pain of depressed commodity prices across grain and oilseed markets has left many asking questions like, “What’s the root cause of the falling prices?” and “Will this pain continue or will prices rebound?”. A simple scan of various news sites for information that could impact commodity markets yields headlines that might be obvious … Continue reading Global Commodity Outlook: Thriving on the Commodity Tightrope

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