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June 26, 2012 | By Drs. Christine Wilson and John Foltz
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Leading Change in Your Feed and Grain Business

Dedicated, consistent communication of your vision will go a long way in motivating employees

John F. Kennedy said, Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. Think about that. How does this outlook fit with your feed and grain business? What changes might you need to make to keep your business competitive or on-track for the future? It is an understatement to say that in the past 100 years (even in the last 20!), we have experienced dramatic changes in production, technology, world trade, economics, and government policies. The feed and grain industry has been impacted by all of these.

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