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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

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.


This program is sponsored by: 

Series Sessions

Change, Disruption and Growth 

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

Instructor: Scott Bearse

Business of Politics and the Politics of Business

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

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

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

Instructor: Neil Mattson 

Leading Digital Transformation

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

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


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