Engler Conversation Series

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Will Rogers once said that "there are two routes to learning -  one is by reading and the other by association with smarter people. "

The Engler Conversation series is founded on the premise that aspiring entrepreneurs can gain significant value from associating with successful entrepreneurs and learning from their experiences; the good, the bad and the ugly. These conversations, which are presented twice a year, offer Engler students the opportunity to hear the story of how a company was created. They also get the opportunity for one-on-one discussions with our invited guests. And through these conversations they will gain deeper insight into the world of entrepreneurship—while developing professional relationships of lasting value.

The series is made possible through the gift from the Paul F. and Virginia Engler Foundation as part of the Paul F. Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Spring 2018Kevin HoutwedHotwoods

Spring 2017Verne HoloubekHoloubek Studios

Fall 2016Cassie LapaseotesLapaseotes Ltd., Bridgeport, Neb.

Spring 2016Seth DernerVivayic, Lincoln, Neb.

Fall 2015Roric PaulmanPaulman Farms, Sutherland, Neb.

Spring 2015John Miller & Dave StockOxbow Animal Health & Stock Seed Farms, Murdock, Neb.

Fall 2014John EastinKamterter Products, LLC, Waverly, Neb.

Spring 2014Jason TatgeFarmobile LLC, Overland Park, Kans.

Fall 2013Joe StoneCargill Feed & Nutrition

Spring 2013John & Leann SaundersWhere Food Comes From, Inc.

Fall 2012Kenneth GreenAgra Holdings LP

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