FMC Agricultural Solutions will host a free, educational webinar for retailers on business preparations for 2016 and the future on August 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. (CST). Registrations are available online at or by calling 1-866-402-3750.

“For the past 10 years, FMC has offered our Star Retailers educational programs through the FMC Business Academy,” said Adam Prestegord, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America segment manager. “With a decade of proven success, we wanted to expand our offerings this year. The Insight Exchange Panel will allow retailers to connect directly with subject matter experts on timely topics that can be applied now and impact fall sales.”

With market volatility and many factors beyond control, it’s important to control what you can by learning new skills and developing behaviors that will maximize success when working with growers. Retailers are invited to join their peers and growers as David Widmar, agricultural economist and Purdue University Researcher, and Don Tyler, management coach and advisory to agribusiness corporations, as they share how to “sharpen your axe” with relevant business skills, FMC noted in announcing the expansion of the information/education service.

“During this 90-minute free webinar, retailers will have the opportunity to learn about the impact current market dynamics have on growers’ decision making and business decisions,” said Prestegord. “Additionally, retailers will have the opportunity to submit questions via a live chat and interact with panelists.”

In addition to participating in the panel discussion, FMC Star Retailers also will have access to Widmar and Tyler, the subject matter experts after the web conference. Widmar and Tyler will be available through an online forum called, “Maximizing Profitability” on

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