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Navigating Emerging Issues in the Fresh Produce Industry

A digital certification series brought to you by Cornell University External Education/eCornell

October 26 – 30, 2020 | United Fresh LIVE! 365

The fresh produce industry is ever evolving, and the current climate of a global pandemic in many ways has accelerated the course of change. Emerging issues impacting our culture, politics and even our workplace are aligning to create a our new normal in the fresh produce industry.  This five-part series powered by Cornell University External Education / eCornell faculty members will provide you with the understanding you need to put the puzzle pieces together as the industry – and your business – drive forward.

Attendees who participate in six sessions will receive the certificate from Cornell University. This program is designed for all professionals within the produce industry, there are no prerequisites.

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Series Sessions

Change, Disruption and Growth 

October 26, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST

Key frameworks designed to help you strategize in changing and uncertain environments.

Instructor: Scott Bearse


Business of Politics and the Politics of Business

October 27, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Do business and politics mix? This session will provide an expert look at where the country stands approaching the election

Instructor: Glenn Altschuler


Consumer Behavior Today

October 28, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learn why and how consumer behaviors, beliefs and purchasing habits are rapidly changing and how consumers view retailers, brands and products entirely differently.

Instructor: David Just


The Future of Farming and Food: Controlled Environment Agriculture and Disrupting Technologies

October 29, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Take a deep dive in to controlled atmosphere farming and new technology in agriculture.

Instructor: Neil Mattson 


Leading Digital Transformation

October 30, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Digital transformation isn’t just for tech startups. This session will help you develop the digital leadership skills and mindset needed to thrive.

Instructor: Steve Sauer


Managing Remote Teams

October 30, 2020 | 12:45 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Learn how the nature of work is fundamentally changing, and how to successfully navigate through the changes.

Instructor: Steve Sauer

Pricing & Registration

Tuition for the program includes six digital sessions. All sessions are recorded and available on demand to registrants to watch on their own schedule.

Member: $600

Non-Member: $800

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For questions about this certificate series contact Amanda Griffin, Vice President of Programming and Education at 202-303-3412.