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Salinas – “The Salad Bowl of the US” & Hartnell College

April 24th, 2017 by Dan Block

For the past several months I have had the privilege to work with the Agricultural Business & Technology Institute (ABTI) at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. My firm’s role has been to support the strategic planning process at ABTI as it looks to the future to meet the needs of the changing agricultural industry as well as the students seeking to improve their lives through technical training and education. The college has initiated some … + read more

Hi Tech Ag Education – Agricultural Business & Technology Institute at Hartnell College

January 21st, 2017 by Dan Block

Hartnell College in Salinas, California sits in the heart of one the most productive and high-value farming regions of the world. As a former agribusiness professor at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, California, I recall Hartnell College as one of the premier agricultural community colleges in the Western US. In the last few years Hartnell, through its Agricultural Business & Technology Institute (ABTI), has been building on … + read more

Farmers – The Original Earth Day Folks – Useful Read on MSNBC by Naomi Starkman

April 22nd, 2016 by Dan Block

    I found this article on MSNBC simple and helpful. Especially for folks who don’t see where their food comes from. Everyday is Earth Day for Farmers – http://on.msnbc.com/1SgFwio dwb

The Key to Making Your Supply Chain Function Profitably – A Robust ERP System

March 25th, 2016 by Dan Block

More and more agribusiness firms are focusing on their supply chains as the place to reduce costs and thereby increase profitability. Through our supply chain consulting unit, d2kb™, we often see that one of the big obstacles to improving supply chain efficiency is an outdated or weak ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system. An ERP system … + read more

Big Hope For Big Data

November 4th, 2014 by Elliot Hohn

Having recently returned from the 6th annual Water For Food Global Conference – the main focus of which was “harnessing the data revolution” – the idea of Big Data and its value to farmers has been on my mind a lot lately. Big Data is simply defined as large volumes of information, coming at a high velocity, being delivered in a variety of formats. These data … + read more