What makes a person an Entrepreneur?

What makes a person an Entrepreneur?

Posted on May 23, 2022

Last week I asked a group of folks what they thought defined an ‘Agriculture Entrepreneur’. I’ve asked this question to a lot of folks over the past several months and the answers are as varied as the people I’ve interacted with. The comments I heard last week was…”it’s being a farmer or rancher”, “it’s knowing […]


Why being an Agripreneur is more than just being a ‘farmer’ or ‘rancher’

Why being an Agripreneur is more than just being a ‘farmer’ or ‘rancher’

Posted on April 22, 2022

A comment I readily receive from folks asking about the Agriculture Entrepreneurship (AE) degree is whether it is just another “farming or ranching” degree. Though without ‘production’ or farming and ranching we would not have the resources available to feed, clothe, and fuel a growing global population, the AE degree is about connecting the “Agricultural […]


Part 3: What makes the Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree unique?

Part 3: What makes the Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree unique?

Posted on April 8, 2022

It’s been awhile since my last post, but I’m back and spring is definitely in the air! Over the past month or so the war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on people, economies, and world stability. One of the biggest impacts (which is not overly publicized) is the impact on global agriculture! Ukraine […]


Part 2:  What makes the Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree unique?

Part 2: What makes the Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree unique?

Posted on February 26, 2022

When I am talking to students and parents about the AE program I like to ask the question…”what does Agriculture mean to you?”. And what I commonly hear is words like “farming”, “ranching”, “food production” or just plain “production”. And though agriculture as a whole revolves around the production of food, fiber, and fuel products […]


What makes the new ‘AE’ degree unique?

What makes the new ‘AE’ degree unique?

Posted on February 11, 2022

Several students (and parents) have asked me “what makes the Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree unique to other ‘ag’ degrees available“? That is a great question, and over the next few blog posts I will build the distinction. In the image posted with this blog you can view the entire agriculture supply/value chain. It can be quite […]


Northwest Farm Credit Services provides AE program support!!

Northwest Farm Credit Services provides AE program support!!

Posted on January 21, 2022

During the Christmas break we were notified that Northwest Farm Credit Services had graciously decided to support the new AE degree program with a $50,000 financial contribution! Those funds will be used to support many of our immediate needs to get the AE program ‘off the ground and running’ in the right direction. I want […]


Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

Posted on January 7, 2022

First of all I want to wish everyone a ‘Happy New Years’…2022 is filled with opportunities! Secondly, I want to thank everyone who has shown interest and support for the new Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree. Every week I am presented with new opportunities and subsequent ideas on how we can fully develop our degree to ensure […]


Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Posted on December 18, 2021

I want to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Years! In the past 3 months we have made tremendous progress to marketing and recruiting for the fall 2022 launch of the Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree program. I’m excited to see what happens over the next 9 months! Thank you for your support and […]


Being ‘Thankful’ for our supporters!

Being ‘Thankful’ for our supporters!

Posted on December 3, 2021

I realize that Thanksgiving is over and done, but I wanted to extend a hearty ‘Thank You‘ to all who have supported and continue to support the development and launch of the EOU Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree program!! We are continuing to connect with potential students and program partners. I spent a day at Treasure Valley […]


The EOU Agripreneur Club is ‘up and going’!

The EOU Agripreneur Club is ‘up and going’!

Posted on November 5, 2021

It’s been another good week for the Agriculture Entrepreneurship program! Several current EOU students and I met up for a second meeting to formalize the creation of the EOU Agripreneur Club! The ‘EOU Agripreneurs’ will focus on events, activities and speakers to support the AE degree through the mission of “providing the foundation for successful […]