Compliance Is One Thing, Reacting Quickly in an Emergency Is Another

A generation ago, average consumers rarely thought about food safety; there was no real need.  But that was before terrorists staged a series of blatant, coordinated attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001.  That turning point exposed America’s vulnerability. Across the country, protecting the safety of communities large and small became a top…

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Commodities Finger Printed

By Dayton Jagiela The ability to track commodities throughout the supply chain has been spotlighted topic over the past decade.  There are a variety of reasons and concerns from the public/private sector as to why.  This post will focus on why it is important for your plant to track grain movement into the future. Margins…

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How Do We Attract New Talent?

One of the biggest challenges I faced as an elevator manager was attracting quality talent for seasonal/full-time help.  The elevator can be in tip-top shape going into harvest, but if you do not have adequate coverage, disaster can strike.  I began to question why we had such a shortage of potential candidates.  There were young…

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Should You Be Recruiting Passive Candidates?

The best candidates for open jobs in agriculture businesses may be people who are not looking for jobs at all.  They are passive candidates, or people who already have jobs and are satisfied.  They come in – day in, day out – do great work and don’t really plan to make a change. There are two…

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Harvest the Future – Hiring is Ag’s New Fertile Ground

Admittedly, I’m new to this. I have worked in several industries, but Cultura Technologies is my first stint in agriculture. Through past experience, I am no stranger to the challenge of recruiting great employees.  And one trend that I see as pervasive in the agricultural industry is the need to recruit and retain skilled, tech-saavy…

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Data Replication Service: A Way Back from the Unknown

Some businesses are afraid of the “unknown.” Grain businesses aren’t afraid of “unknown” deliveries; but they can be an inconvenience. Currently, if a driver shows up with a load of grain – but he hasn’t been to the elevator or location before – the load is logged at the scale as “unknown.” Same thing, if…

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