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It’s finally Spring!
After a long winter (and some still cold mornings!) we are finally seeing spring in full gear in the Grande Ronde valley! One of the great things about spring is how everything around us comes alive. The grass, the fields, the trees, and even the people! Spring is a great time to re-energize and tackle […]
Still considering your academic future?
The winter months tend to not be exciting, but it is a great time to dig a bit deeper into your academic future! Both EOU and the Agriculture Entrepreneurship program are building some exciting programs and events for a bright future, and we would love to have you as part of the AE (and EOU) […]
New Year…New Term!
I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season! The first term of the AE program is ‘in the books’, and I’m happy to say it was a success! During the term the students had the opportunity to visit our major agriculture ports on the Columbia River, were active in our Agripreneur Club, and […]
I want to thank everyone who has helped make our Agriculture Entrepreneurship degree program the current success it is! Thanks to Ed, Laura, the AE advisory committee, the EOU and eastern Oregon community and industry supporters, parents, teachers, and especially our students. THANK YOU!! I hope everyone has had a great and prosperous 2022, and […]
Next Generation of Ag Leaders!
The AE program is designed to develop and provide opportunities for the next generation of agriculture leaders. We received a ‘University Growth Initiative’ grant from Agriculture Future of America (AFA) to send four students (2 freshman and 2 sophomores) to Kansas City, MO for the 2022 AFA Leaders Conference…fully funded!. The four students had a […]
Happy 4th of July!
Summer has finally arrived in NE Oregon, and with it an excitement about the ‘growth’ of grass, crops, animals, and the Agriculture Entrepreneurship program! In upcoming blog posts I will be highlighting some of the changes and new additions to the AE program for fall. Many of these highlights will illustrate our commitment to our […]
Summer grass aplenty!
Most of you have began your summer activities, which hopefully includes a nice balance of work and relaxation! I hope you take a little time over the summer to reflect on this past academic year and contemplate the potential opportunities ahead of you. Everyone will confront multiple opportunities and barriers as you move forward in […]
What makes a person an Entrepreneur?
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’
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?
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 […]