Alex Cumming


    
          Alex Cumming
Alex Cumming

    
          Alex Cumming

Alex Cumming

Hometown: Saint Edward, Neb.
Major: Agricultural Education
Minor: Engler Entrepreneurship
Graduation Date: December 2018

Business: My dream is to help young people discover and pursue their dreams and passions through agriculture and entrepreneurship. I hope to start a program that works with small communities to provide young people with the opportunities to take the first steps in pursuing their goals in conjunction with their school.

What is your story?

I grew up on the family farm east of Saint Edward, Nebraska with five younger siblings. The passion that I have for agriculture has fostered and grown through my experiences on the farm with my family from drilling rye to pulling a calf. Agriculture has continued to play an important role in my life and will do so into the future. The opportunities that I have had to grow with my family in agriculture and learning are those that I hope to pass on to my daughter, Morgan, and the next generation.

Who is your entrepreneurial inspiration OR biggest hero?

My daughter, Morgan, is my greatest inspiration. Watching her grow and learn every day has helped me realize what is most important to me in life and has pushed me to provide her and other young people with the opportunity to set and reach for their goals.

If your story were made into a movie, what actor/actress would portray you and why?

Emma Watson - she is a fierce supporter of her beliefs and continuously serves others in a way that is morally sound. She stays true to herself and is never afraid to reach for her dreams.

What advice would you give to a student starting their entrepreneurial journey?

A change in plans isn't the end of your dreams, and when you find yourself there, reach out. More people than you know are willing to support you and help you find another way.

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