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Amazon gives Agribusiness a boost


Agribusiness just got sexy with tech giant Amazon positioned to acquire organic darling Whole Foods for $13.7 billion dollars. Universities which offer degrees in agriculture and supply chain management could benefit from all the headlines.  Download Full Image

Mark Manfredo is the director of the Morrison School of Agribusiness at the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. 

Some of the talking points Professor Manfredo can talk about:

What does this mean for industry structure: the integration of supply chain and growers?
Will this announcement boost interest in agriculture as a career? What can you do with an agribusiness degree?
What does this mean for prices and the way customers may shop?
Markets are reacting in a way no one expected, what does this mean for buying opportunities?
What are the chances additional suiters could come in and buy Whole Foods?

Please contact Rebecca Ferriter at or (310) 871-9041 to schedule an interview, or live broadcast from our high definition TV studio on campus. 

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