EDUCATION & CONSULTING

Appleton Steel Education & Consulting

Business Development and Management
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We offer a complete business development and management curriculum designed to help professional hoof trimmers, farmers, and veterinarians navigate the agribusiness landscape.  Our programs are taught by top-level industry professionals with decades of experience.  Course times and availability vary based on demand and instructor availability.  If you are interested in enrolling in a specific course, please contact us and let us know which course you are interested in and we will help you enroll in the next available class.
  • Business Development and Marketing.
  • Agribusiness Essentials: Corporate Structure, Taxation, Accounting, Insurance, and more.
  • Ag Based Sales 101, 201, 301, and mastery programs.
  • Understanding the national and world ag market and how they impact you.
  • The power of attitude and its relation to success.
  • Work-Live management in the ag world.
  • Managing a business as an independent owner.
  • HR essentials for the ag industry.
  • Planning for the Future:  How to plan your legacy.
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Business Education Center
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The Program
At Appleton Steel we offer a comprehensive business development and management training program designed to help Executives, Managers, Owners. Professional Hoof Trimmers, Farmers, and Veterinarians navigate the agribusiness landscape.  Our programs are taught by John Ekins and a master team of top-level industry professionals with decades of experience.  Course times and availability vary based on demand and instructor availability.  If you are interested in attending or hosting one of our boot camps or individual sessions, please contact us and let us know which course you are interested in and we will help you enroll in the next available class.

Business Development and Marketing
·         Agribusiness Essentials: Corporate Structure, Taxation, Accounting, Insurance, and more
·         Ag Based Sales 101, 201, 301, and mastery programs
·         Understanding the national and world ag market and how they impact you
·         The power of attitude and its relation to success
·         Work-Live management in the ag world
·         Managing a business as an independent owner
·         HR essentials for the ag industry
·         Planning for the Future:  How to plan your legacy
·         The power of LEAN/Six Sigma and Kaizen on modern day success

Our DirectorL:  John Ekins
Our business development education program is headed by John Ekins a 6th generation rancher/farmer and CEO of Appleton Steel, Inc and Red Rock Powder Coating, Inc.  In 1985 he was a facilitator at the first team building/therapeutic ropes course in Utah and continued to grow teaching attitude, management and team building strategies to top corporations around the world.  John is a LEAN Six Sigma (MBB), a Master Kaizen Facilitator, and an award-winning speaker having presented to audiences from barns to boardrooms with a handful of stadiums in between.   He has worked with sales and Executive Management teams from a wide range of companies including KLM Air, Delta Air, Marriott, NuSkin, Century 21, Prudential, Toyota, Ford, Honda, Re/Max, Coldwell Banker, Weichert, Air France, Kenworth Trucking, The Boy Scouts of America, The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Jewish Community Centers, and Future Farmers of America.  He is also a frequest guest speaker at many high schools, colleges and universities.

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