During the 47th annual Country Elevator Conference, keynote speaker Mitzi Perdue — an accomplished businesswoman, daughter of Sheraton Hotels co-founder and widow of Perdue Farms founder, Frank Perdue — will share specific techniques used by Frank Perdue to grow his company from a father-son operation to one that employs 22,000, as well as actionable and innovative ideas for inspiring career-long loyalty from employees.
Perdue, who began a family wine grape business which now is a large supplier of wine grapes in California, also will reflect on her father’s path toward co-founding Sheraton Hotels.
“He was a big believer that people want to live up to your expectations, and since he demonstrated that he believed in them, they typically stayed with him for life and did far better than they ever had before,” Perdue said in an article while reflecting on her father’s business approach.
Also during the 2018 Country Elevator Conference and Trade Show, NGFA industry officers will take the stage to discuss the trends influencing markets and their companies in a roundtable format and CoBank economist Will Secor will discuss the impact of the current trade environment on the agricultural economy. In addition to the latest merchandising information, breakout meetings feature a question-and-answer session with hiring and recruiting experts, as well as a session focused on blockchain technology and how it will impact supply chains.
Learn more about the agenda and register for the 2018 Country Elevator Conference here.