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2014 – Reflection, Enlightenment and Some Darn Good Travel

If I had a bucket list, this would be the year where I would have knocked several items off it. 3 "Wonders of the World" - the Taj, The Great Wall & the Grand Canyon; an EMBA and Ivey Scholar, snorkeling in the Caribbean, live-tweeting our robot start-up and commanding my own combine through harvest …

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How Do You Change a Nation? Through Education, One Child at a Time

I'm so excited to share the video our EMBA group produced for the Dream School Foundation! I shared my experience visiting India with my church last night, and I talked so much I ran out of time to show the video!It was a great reminder to post it and share now that it's online. Enjoy …

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This post is about passion for your dreams, agriculture and doing what you love

Before my high school prom - that awkward high school girl! Six working weeks and six assignments to go in the nearly 2 year journey which has been my Executive MBA. I've been reflecting a lot lately on what this whole experience has taught me. (The six remaining projects may actually be an indicator I'm …

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Sustainability Saturday – The Paper is Complete

FINALLY! After a lot of cutting (2000 words is not a lot), the paper is complete! Here are a few excepts. Evaluation of Ag Sustainability Global food production must double by 2050 to feed a population of 9 billion. Billions of research dollars are pouring into determining how to accomplish this incredible feat, but speculation …

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Agriculture’s Predictable Surprise(s)

I suppose a good way to narrow down a topic for this paper is to consider those issues which one might consider to be predictable surprises. Predictable surprise: a situation or circumstance in which avoidable crises are marginalized in order to satisfy economic and social policies. (Wikipedia, 2013) Max H Bazerman & Michael D Watkins …

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Evolution of an agriculture sustainability paper

For two weeks, I've been pondering and literally lying awake at night trying to find some direction for my MBA sustainability paper. Now, with the pressure mounting - the paper is due in exactly 2 weeks and 26 hours - I finally feel like I'm getting closer to a topic. You'll see, the problem was not that …

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