“I originally applied to an Appleton Greene vacancy in Human Resources but I then learned about the opportunity to become an independent Certified Learning Provider and this really appealed to me because I have been a trainer all of my life in a variety of different industries and geographical locations. It seemed like a perfect fit for me and I was really excited by the thought of developing my own programs. I am developing my fifth program now and employ several consultants myself. I also outsource to other Appleton Greene consultants who specialize within the Agriculture industry. I like being in control of my own destiny and once you taste independence, you never want to go back. I would not have achieved this without Appleton Greene and I have to thank them for their constant support, their valuable advice and assistance and the enthusiasm with which they appear to do everything. It is such a positive environment to work within and this helps to make work enjoyable.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Agriculture industry.

  • AgriSA
  • Agrium
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • BASF
  • Bernard Matthews Farms
  • Case Corporation
  • China Agri-Industries Holdings
  • Chiquita Brands International
  • ContiGroup Companies
  • Danisco
  • Deere & Co
  • Dominion Farms Limited
  • Dominion Group
  • Felleskjøpet
  • Fresh Del Monte Produce
  • Golden State Foods
  • Heritage Foods
  • Illovo Sugar
  • Jain Irrigation Systems
  • Manuelita
  • Smith & Williamson
  • UHY Hacker Young
  • Zolfo Cooper

Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, bio-fuel, medicines and other products used to sustain and enhance human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization. Modern agronomy, plant breeding, agrochemicals such as pesticides and fertilizers, and technological improvements have sharply increased yields from cultivation, but at the same time have caused widespread ecological damage and negative human health effects. Selective breeding and modern practices in animal husbandry have similarly increased the output of meat, but have raised concerns about animal welfare and the health effects of the antibiotics, growth hormones, and other chemicals commonly used in industrial meat production. Genetically modified organisms are an increasing component of agriculture, although they are banned in several countries. Agricultural food production and water management are increasingly becoming global issues that are fostering debate on a number of fronts. Significant degradation of land and water resources, including the depletion of aquifers, has been observed in recent decades, and the effects of global warming on agriculture and of agriculture on global warming are still not fully understood. The major agricultural products can be broadly grouped into foods, fibers, fuels, and raw materials. Specific foods include cereals (grains), vegetables, fruits, oils, meats and spices. Fibers include cotton, wool, hemp, silk and flax. Raw materials include lumber and bamboo. Other useful materials are produced by plants, such as resins, dyes, drugs, perfumes, bio-fuels and ornamental products such as cut flowers and nursery plants. Over one third of the world’s workers are employed in agriculture, second only to the services sector, although the percentages of agricultural workers in developed countries has decreased significantly over the past several centuries.


“We are all usually consumed with time management in this industry. Everything has a predetermined shelf life. Interestingly enough however, Appleton Greene achieves time sensitive performance by slowing things down. It allows companies to implement and benefit from each part of the service process while working through the programs, instead of having to wait until they are completed. The result is that you do not necessarily care too much about how long the programs take to implement, because the benefits are being realized all of the way through.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Agriculture industry.