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Resistant Tomato Variety Change Tomato Trade Equation

Bayer announced the final large-scale pre-launch trials of Roma-type tomatoes to help growers address Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). The trials, which begin later this month in Mexico, will include two varieties of Roma-type tomato that claim Intermediate Resistance (IR) to ToBRFV. This new variety could have serious implications for tomato...

3 Surprising Findings in 2020 Gender Roles & Equality Survey

Seed World PRO Advisor Erika Osmundson is the Director of Marketing and Communications at AgCareers.com. AgCareers.com works with agricultural professionals and companies through the United States and Canada. Recently they undertook a market research project regarding gender equality in the agriculture industry. The role of women in agriculture is a topic...

3 Ways COVID Impacts Farmers & How Seed Companies Can Adjust

This year, many parts of our lives halted. International borders were closed. Stay-at-home orders were issued. The size of gatherings was limited to a handful of people. Yet, while everything stopped moving, agriculture was expected to keep operating. As an essential sector, agriculture was expected to keep producing, processing, transporting, preparing,...

Amid Pandemic Mergers & Acquisitions Appetite Remains Steady

Verdant Partners published their annual whitepaper, Global Food and Agribusiness M&A Review 2019: Highlights and insights of significant transactions, investments, and partnerships impacting the global food and agriculture industry. Midway through 2020, Seed World PRO caught up with PRO Advisor Garrett Stoerger, Partner at Verdant Partners,...

4 Reasons A Virtual Event Is Better Than a Live Event

Many companies, associations, and individuals are rapidly trying to understand virtual events, how they work, and if they are worth investing in. Before this year, virtual events were generally live-steaming versions of live events. They were not very engaging, and most people didn’t consider them as a substitute for an in-person...

Tanzania – Country Market Research Report

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Forced to Hire Remotely? Follow These Four Steps

The lockdowns came quickly. Most people weren’t expecting them and assumed life to go back to normal quickly. It’s clear that this is our new normal for a while. For many people, hiring and recruiting cannot be pushed off any longer. That’s why Erika Osmundson, PRO Advisor...

Questions To Jump Start Your Post-COVID Business

The conversation has shifted from lockdown procedures to opening back up. Opening up presents as many questions as managing the lockdown did. The pressure is on business owners, managers, and even landlords to figure out how to find the new normal. The answers largely depend on your...

Why Female Farm CEO’s Are On the Rise

During this episode of Seed World PRO's Podcast, host Michelle Klieger sits down with Sarah Beth Aubrey of Aubrey Coaching & Training for a two-part series on workplace transitions. In this episode, Sarah Beth shares why there are more women on farms...

Small to Medium-Sized Seed Businesses Struggle with This (And How to Fix It)

https://youtu.be/aVbt8qbVRm0 Dr. Allan Gray, executive director of the Center for Food and Agricultural Business and director of the MS-MBA in Food and Agribusiness Management, speaks with Seed World PRO host, Michelle Klieger about aligning talent and strategy. By aligning core...

Expert Analysis of Vegetable Seed Opportunities in Uzbekistan

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This Too Shall Pass: Selling Seed After COVID-19

Seed World PRO host Michelle Klieger talks with Damian Mason, agricultural speak, two-time author, and former comedian in this episode of the Seed World PRO podcast. This episode compares the COVID-19 compares to previous challenges the economy and the agricultural industry have faced. Mason draws on his...

Remote Work Can Put Your Business At Risk – Here’s What to do

Remote work raises a lot of cybersecurity questions. I attended a training from Red Clover Advisors about best practices for remote more. Even as a small business owner without remote employees and VPN capabilities, I walked away with a few ways to better secure my business. This...

3 Reasons Why Your Event is Overbudget (And 5 Tips to Fix It)

Many companies in our industry have field days and other summer events. Field days are an important part of the seed business. Your customers are buying seeds, seed treatments, or other products from you, but they are selling vegetables, grains, oilseeds, and flowers to their customers....

How To Survive Online Calls With Children at Home

Millions of people around the world are trying to keep the economy going by working remotely. Offices are closing to increase social distancing and slow the spread of coronavirus and work is moving to our houses. For many employees and managers alike,...

Are You Calling Your Employees Diamonds & Treating Them Like Coal?

Many companies say their employees are their greatest asset. Yet, they don't always nurture their employees and invest in their long-term growth, as you would expect with someone valuables. This interview with Dr. Hammett questions whether companies treat their employees like long-term investments, continually investing in them...

The China Alternative Everybody is Talking About

Producing Seeds in Vietnam Many companies are looking for new places to multiple their seed. Vietnam often makes the shortlist. This guide offers insight into the Vietnamese seed sector, intellectual property rights laws, and phytosanitary regulations. There are also important links and useful...

COVID-19: A Crash Course in Remote Work

In mid-February it became clear that novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is going to spread around the world. Leading health experts estimate that between 25-70% of the population in an infected country may catch the disease. Early data from China suggests that 80%...

PRO Resources to Increase Seed Sales In 2020

As spring approaches all agricultural eyes are on the planting season. Seed companies are busy selling seed to their customers. Farmers and growers are looking at commodity markets and trying to figure out what they want to grow. Then they will purchase the seeds they need.

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Don’t Get Caught on the Wrong Side of EU Privacy Requirements

Jodi Daniels is Founder and CEO of Red Clover Advisors, a privacy consultancy, helping companies create privacy programs, build customer trust and...

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