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Food and Agri Executive Management Program – AMP 2025​

Strategic Leadership through innovation drivers in Emerging Markets

13 – 23 July 2025 | Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Explore the influence of sub-segments
in your business growth
Smart solution to complex issues in
food and agribusiness

Fostering Innovation and Global Leadership

What’s new in policy reforms influencing food and agri business ?
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13 – 23 July 2025

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Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Cornell University

Cornell University, an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, is at the forefront of education, research, and extension in agriculture, food science, technology, and regulations. It is home to more than 23,000 students from 120 countries and nearly 3,000 world-class faculty, including Noble laureates and Rhodes scholars. Cornell University connects the life, agricultural, environmental and social sciences to provide world-renowned education, spark unexpected discoveries and inspire pioneering solutions. Cornell accelerates purpose-driven science by supporting inquiry that stretches from discovery to invention, and crosscuts different disciplinary boundaries.


Cornell excels with myriads of patents, extension, and outreach efforts that span several countries across the world in the food science arena. In addition, Cornell University provides education guided by world-class faculty and cutting-edge research opportunities in the agriculture and food sector.


Sathguru Management Consultants is a premier consulting organization spearheading business growth with sector-specific expertise in food and agri business over the last 35 years.

Sathguru leads research and consulting with an emphasis on emerging markets. Its extensive engagement in markets globally provides enterprises and governments with a deeper understanding of contemporary challenges and ways to access novel technologies and accelerate growth.

The executive education programs of Sathguru focus on niche life sciences. Sathguru has over two decades of experience delivering executive education programs with Cornell University, and has offered transformative exposure to executives from varied sectors.

About Food and Agri Executive Management Program (AMP)

Cornell Sathguru Food and Agri Executive Management Program (AMP) has shaped more than 800 leaders in the food and agribusiness sector to lead their organizations in over 20 countries.

The program facilitates a deeper understanding of the concepts and contemporary best practices adopted by the food and agri sector. AMP 2025 will be held on the picturesque campus of Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, from 13 – 23 July 2025

Food and Agri Executive Management Program​

13 – 23 July 2025

at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Program Highlights

Deeper exposure to complex issues

Broad exposure to complex food and agri business issues and strategic approaches


Novel integration efforts in emerging markets constrained by supply chain inequities


Contemporary policy reforms that can transform agricultural productivity and food industry competitiveness

Competing in markets with strategies and novel solutions for global leadership

Global partnership trends and developing symbiotic relationships with relevant stakeholders


Market strategies for developing pioneering solutions to global challenges


Exposure to new concepts and the chance to see them executed in real-world business environments

Regulatory exposure that is increasingly influencing product success

Regulatory exposure that is increasingly influencing product success


Training in business growth innovation and technology developments that drive competitiveness

Understanding evolving customer needs and preparing ahead to respond

Understanding of evolving customer needs and designing responsive action plans

Impact of intellectual property in market leadership and approaches to gain access to intellectual assets

Impact of intellectual property on market leadership and approaches to access intellectual assets

Honing leadership skills

Leadership skills for business success

Certificate from Cornell University at the successful completion of the course

Course Faculty

Ronnie Coffman

Ronnie Coffman

International Professor of Plant Breeding


K.V. Raman

Course Co-Director



Course Co-Director


Syed Rizvi

Professor of Food Process Engineering

S. P. Raj

S. P. Raj

Professor of Integrated Marketing Communications

Anusuya Rangarajan

Anusuya Rangarajan

Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Small Farm Program


Alexander J. Travis

Professor of Reproductive Biology

Miguel Gómez

Miguel Gomez

Professor at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management



Director of Sathguru Management Consultants


Michael Gore

Professor and Chair, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section at School of Integrative Plant Science


AI Gonzalez

Executive Director of Marketing and Communications in the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.


Alan George Taylor

Professor of Horticulture at CALS

Christopher Watkins

Christopher Watkins

Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science Horticulture Section


John Ruff

Former President, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)

The Diversity of our Participants

Who should Attend

AMP is for business leaders seeking a deeper understanding of the concepts and contemporary best practices in the food and agri sector. AMP attracts diverse participants working across interdependent agribusiness segments from different global regions in the private and public sectors. Participants learn contemporary innovations and ways of thinking that they can implement in their businesses. Our program offers management training for:

  • • Industry leaders engaged in corporate strategy
  • • Public policy planners
  • • Bankers and investors engaged in agribusiness investment
  • • Researchers involved in innovation advancement for food and agri business
  • • Food and agri marketing professionals
  • • Operations leaders of food and agri enterprises

We encourage organizations to nominate leadership-level executives and high-potential managers from cross-functional teams. Participants arrive from global and national organizations in diverse segments of the food and agri sector:

leading banks in the world investing in agriculture, livestock, food products marketing ventures, process and retail industry, policy planners from emerging and advanced economies, and more. The program has trained participants from over 25 countries who have endorsed it as “truly transformative.”

To Know More about the Program

managercee@sathguru.com / kvr1@cornell.edu


The program facilitates awareness of best agriculture and food production practices through interactions with world-renowned faculty and expert resources drawn from the corporate sector and policy planners.

Participants are exposed to new and successful enterprise models that effectively combine cutting-edge technologies with traditional and time-tested practices. AMP offers cross-cultural and cross-enterprise learning through case studies, panel discussions, brainstorming sessions, and group exercises across the integrated food chain system, including public sector, private sector, policy planners, NGOs, and academics. Participants gain a deeper understanding through guided visits with innovative processing companies and holistic engagement with leaders in organizations that have excelled in innovation.

Program Date & Venue

Date **

13 - 23 July 2025


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

**The Program will conclude at Cornell campus, Ithaca, on 23 July 2025 at 2.30pm.

Program Fee

Course FeeUSD
Program Fee11,900
For Women Participant’s9,500
  • • Group enrolment benefits are offered to organizations nominating THREE or more participants

Fee includes

Course Material


Field Visits



Board (Breakfast & Lunch inculded)

Fee does not Include

Travel (Domestic & International)



Incidentals apart from inclusions

Payment Details :

1. You may transfer the amount to Sathguru, Inc, Account No. 1255387272, CitiBank NA,
Swift code: CITI US 33 and routing number 221172610.

2. For payment through credit card, click here.

  • • While substitutions are accepted prior to the start of the program, regret refunds for cancellations.
  • • Due to class size constraints, registration will be provided on space available (first come, first serve).
  • • Program dates include arrival date.
  • • Twin occupancy requests will be accepted only if both participants are from the same organization.
  • • The program dates/schedule is subject to change at short notice, in the interest of the participants and the program deliverables.

Our Esteemed Alumni

Past Participants' Feedback

“This is a wonderful, informative, and insightful program. The lecturers are knowledgeable.” Saah A David Jr, Forestry Development Authority

“Zespri was a unique case study. We were challenged to think out of the box and understand an industry we thought was very simple.” Tajwar Awal, Lal Teer Seed Ltd

“Very good exposure to industries that are doing very well.  We appreciated their growth processes and prospects.” Helen Samatebele, Kamano Seed Company LTD

“I believe the program helps you understand the way business strategies operate and makes you able to make an educated decision.” Brittany Dorner, Mastronardi Produce

“All sessions were useful; however the field visits were the best. It gave us the opportunity to have a practical experience and exposure.” Kennedy Nwaruh, NIRSAL PLC

“The tours were very informational. Visuals are very helpful along with data provided.” Richard Yousseff, Mastronardi Produce LDT

“It covers the entire gamut of the value chain and all stakeholders role in creating value as a whole.” Dhruba Jyoti Banerjee, Godrej Agrovet Ltd

“The field visits were the best part of the entire program. Drew a lot of inspiration and perspectives from the visits.” Rakesh Kommineni, ITC Limited

“The field visits are very well designed and relevant to the training.” Md. Mahbubul Hoque Patwary, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh

“Prof. K.V Raman covered nicely on the food sector and other initiatives in food and agriculture-related areas.” B Uday Bhaskar, NABARD

“The sessions by Prof. K Vijayaraghavan are unparalleled & very very enjoyable.” Md Shareef Ul Amin, Maxim Agro

“I felt the case studies were all good. They were thought-provoking, complex and intuitive in nature. Excellent choices!” Rich Pelzel, Zinpro Corporation

“Great exposure to strategic planning, great networking, classical case of private & public funded university with coverage of agriculture as well as technology (digital/engineering).” Dr. Satender Arya, Agriculture Skill Council of India

“All case studies are excellently written, well presented, analyzed, and discussed.” Raman Babu, Corteva Agriscience

Participating organizations