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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Christian Guffy Named 10th Principal

Fall 2019

An accomplished ag industry leader, Christian Guffy’s experience in consulting, strategy development and financial analysis led to his recent promotion as Principal for The Context Network. Guffy’s promotion makes him the 10th Context principal, joining a leadership team continually focused on advancing the food and agribusiness industries across an ever-changing global value chain. Guffy joined the … Continue reading Christian Guffy Named 10th Principal

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A Holistic Approach to Strategy Implementation

Winter 2019

Many food and agribusiness companies across the value chain are reassessing their strategies in light of significant ongoing industry shifts. Among these shifts, changing consumer preferences now require the food distribution chain to deliver healthier and more environmentally friendly products; advances in technology provide stakeholders with access to unprecedented volumes of information; consolidation at multiple … Continue reading A Holistic Approach to Strategy Implementation

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New Investments Redefining LATAM Ag & Food Landscape

Winter 2018

A confluence of trends has sparked sizeable investment in agriculture and food sectors in Brazil, Argentina, and other Latin American countries. The investments are historically unique, not only because of their scale, but because of who is making them and where they’re coming from. The flow of funds and entrance of new market players has significant implications … Continue reading New Investments Redefining LATAM Ag & Food Landscape

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