The Context Network’s ESG Expert Jason Nickerson Promoted to Principal

Summer 2022

The Context Network’s ESG Expert Jason Nickerson Promoted to Principal   WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (July 7, 2022): The Context Network (Context), an agribusiness consulting firm, broadened its leadership team with the promotion of Jason Nickerson to principal. Nickerson most recently served as program director at Context with a focus on global strategy and sustainability. … Continue reading The Context Network’s ESG Expert Jason Nickerson Promoted to Principal

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PRESS RELEASE: Longtime WIA Director Joy O’Shaughnessy Joins The Context Network’s Leadership Team

Summer 2022

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (June 2, 2022): The Context Network (Context), an agribusiness consulting firm, continues to grow its leadership team, with Joy O’Shaughnessy joining the firm on June 6 as a principal. As the former director of the Women in Agribusiness (WIA) Summit and COO of the agribusiness division of HighQuest Partners, O’Shaughnessy brings … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: Longtime WIA Director Joy O’Shaughnessy Joins The Context Network’s Leadership Team

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The Context Network Gets Precise about Environmental Benefits of Precision Agriculture

Spring 2022

The Context Network Partner Doug Griffin, who was recently named to the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Ag Sector Board, led a Context team that helped AEM and other industry associations quantify the environmental benefits of precision agriculture. Griffin shares what they learned here: The name says it all. Precision agriculture is about applying the … Continue reading The Context Network Gets Precise about Environmental Benefits of Precision Agriculture

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Press Release: The Context Network Expands Leadership Team

Spring 2022

WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (April 29, 2022): The Context Network (Context), an agribusiness consulting firm, has expanded its leadership team, naming Kellie Gypin and Kris Pauna as new Principals. Context Chairman of the Board James Mann said, “Both Kellie and Kris are already driving change within Context. They bring incredible insights that have not only … Continue reading Press Release: The Context Network Expands Leadership Team

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The next 10 years in food and agriculture: Multiple technology breakthroughs herald an exciting future.

Spring 2022

Mike J. Borel, Partner at The Context Network, spoke at the February 2022 Alliance of Chief Executives Roundtable, an online event that brought industry leaders together to share their insights on the future of food and agriculture. Borel summarized his point of view here: Technology breakthroughs have a long history of changing and improving agriculture. … Continue reading The next 10 years in food and agriculture: Multiple technology breakthroughs herald an exciting future.

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The Unintended Consequences: Enhancing Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain: Consumers, Part 4

Summer 2020

COVID-19 has challenged numerous global and U.S. supply chains, shedding light on weaknesses in the systems.  The food supply chain certainly was not immune. While bare shelves and empty coolers are eye-opening and may seem temporary to consumers, the impacts on the disruption will have long-lasting implications from an economic, environmental, and social standpoint. In … Continue reading The Unintended Consequences: Enhancing Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain: Consumers, Part 4

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The Unintended Consequences: Enhancing Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain: Food Service, Part 3

Summer 2020

Consumer eating habits have changed in the past 10 weeks. Technomic projected in late March that the foodservice industry – those charged with preparing meals outside the home – could be facing as much as a 27 percent revenue decrease for 2020 compared year over year to 2019. These changes in consumer eating led those … Continue reading The Unintended Consequences: Enhancing Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain: Food Service, Part 3

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The Unintended Consequences: Finding Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain: Egg Production, Part 2

Spring 2020

Supply chain integration and scaled production have afforded the U.S. egg industry many efficiencies. When everything works as designed, the industry runs smoothly, anticipating and addressing known threats and supplying market demands consistently with little to no disruption. However, the impacts of COVID-19 on the egg industry have been nothing less than catastrophic to many … Continue reading The Unintended Consequences: Finding Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain: Egg Production, Part 2

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The Unintended Consequences: Enhancing Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain, Part 1

Spring 2020

While other protein production sectors may be making headlines during COVID-19, those along the egg supply chain are not immune to disruption. Members throughout egg’s supply chain are working through challenges presented to their triple bottom lines during this unprecedented time. Eggs, you see, are not just produced for supermarket shelves. No. They serve a … Continue reading The Unintended Consequences: Enhancing Resiliency in the Egg Supply Chain, Part 1

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Context joins Ag Industry’s Role in Youth Career Development

Fall 2019

As the agriculture industry continues to expand, so does the growing demand for a diverse and well-prepared workforce. The National FFA Organization is playing an active role addressing modern agriculture industry challenges in several ways. With an ever-growing, diverse membership, FFA develops tomorrow’s workforce through skill-building career development events (CDE) centered in agriculture education for … Continue reading Context joins Ag Industry’s Role in Youth Career Development

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