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The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program is an undergraduate program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Learn about the amazing growth of this group since establishment in 2010.

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  • ANNUAL REPORTENGLER AGR IBUS INESS ENTREPRENEURSH I P PROGRAM

    UNIVERS I T Y OF NEBRASKAL INCOLN

  • It is our pleasure to provide this inaugural annual report for the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. We have endeavored to create an enterprise worthy of the Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation investment and build it up in granite so its impact will be felt for generations to come.

    The Engler program provides a transformative experience for students; while there is much work yet to be done, our momentum is established and our commitment to the vision is resolute. Three guiding principles have driven our decisions:

    Invest in people

    Create pride of ownership

    Champion the intersection of ideas, talent, and skill.

    Success to date can be attributed to the energy, work ethic, passion, and vision of the Engler Entrepreneurs those young men and women who would rather try, fail, and try again

    than to be beholden to circumstance or a sense of entitlement.

    We believe that successful growth of entrepreneurial talent requires the following steps:

    Identifypeoplewith grit, courage, and passion as early as possible. Then nurture their aspirations and cultivate their partnerships as they endeavor to build the future.

    Developtalentby getting students in the game early demand their best, coach them in both success and failure, and surround them with the experiences and stories of entrepreneurs who have blazed the trail.

    Buildaculturethat inspires entrepreneurial behavior and creates partnerships, collaboration, and a willingness to sail into uncharted waters.

    Designasystemthatsupports Engler Entrepreneurs during both their undergraduate years and beyond as they build enterprises and pursue dreams.

    We look forward to the impact of the Engler Entrepreneurs on the world. We have far to travel to attain our highest aspirations, though with each step we are thankful for the opportunity to be engaged in the wonderful work of shaping the next generation of entrepreneurs.

    Sincerely,

  • GRADUATES

    2012 2013 2014

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    17

    MAJORS REPRESENTED

  • Our MISSIONTo build enterprises that contribute value to agriculture

    and communities by nurturing, challenging, and equipping entrepreneurial talent.

    ENGLEr EXPErIENCE VISION

    Create and sustain an exhilarating environment of challenge, creativity, and collaboration that fosters new perspectives, celebrates innovative thinking, and encourages personal

    discovery while changing the way students think. The Engler Experience prepares students to bring an entrepreneurial spirit to

    their lifes work and engages them for a lifetime.

    StratEGIC INtENt StatEMENt

    The Engler Experience will equip aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their big ideas resulting in the launch and growth of

    50 ventures by 2020 through transformative experiences, impactful relationships, and

    a stimulating environment.

    Our CuLturE IS baSEd ON 6 PILLarS:

    AsPIre

    GrIt

    PAssIOn

    PArtner

    COurAGe

    buILD

  • The Engler Entrepreneurial Tour immerses students in the free-enterprise experience. During the 2014 Engler

    Entrepreneurial Tour, students

    heard first-hand stories of successful

    entrepreneurial ventures, explored

    innovative business models, and

    learned from companies at various

    stages of maturity.

    BUSINESS STOPS ON THE TOUR: Heartland Cattle Co., McCook, Neb.

    Maddux Cattle Company, Wauneta, Neb.

    Greeley Hatworks, Greeley, Colo.

    Cattle Fax, Denver

    U.S. Meat Export Federation, Denver

    IMI Global, Castle Rock, Colo.

    Clean Coal Solutions, Denver

    Republic Financial Corporation, Denver

    NexGen Resources Corporation, Denver

    Altenburg Super Baldies, Wellington, Colo.

    Leachman of Colorado, Wellington, Colo.

    Compass Ag Solutions, Fort Collins, Colo.

    Irish Crme Sheep Dairy, Bushnell, Neb.

    Brown Sheep Co., Mitchell, Neb.

    Lapaseotes Cattle Company, Bridgeport, Neb.

    Cabelas, Sidney, Neb.

    Protatch Industries, Grand Island, Neb.

    ENGLER STUDENTS

    On the RoadENGLER ENTREPRENERURIAL TOUR + DAY TRIPS

    5 key lessons learned: ChaRaCTER, COmpETEnCE, Cash flOW, CulTuRE, CusTOmERs

    1,222 miles

    105 deli box lunches

    17 businesses in 4 days

    Engler Tourby the numbers

    Day TRIPSLaNDOLL CORPORaTION, MaRySvILLE, KaN. Leader in innovative design,

    world class manufacturing, and marketing of quality products and services in various industries

    FUSE COwORKINg, LINCOLN, NEB. Coworking space for Lincolns knowledge-workers, creatives, and technologists

    BLUE vaLLEy MEaTS, DILLER, NEB. Operators of Pony

    Express Ranch and C & C Processing for over a decade

    595 strengthened relationships

  • 43Great

    Questions

    22Entrepreneurship/Leadership Learning Community - 2014

    19Inaugural

    Entrepreneurship/Leadership Learning Community - 2013

    39 Entrepreneurship Opportunities

    63Business Management

    for Agribusiness Enterprises

    71 Family Business Management

    33 Entrepreneurial Internships

    123 Agribusiness

    Entrepreneurship Finance

    71Agribusiness

    Entrepreneurship Feasibility

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    COMMuNItY:LEarNING COMMuNItY:LEarNING COMMuNItY:LEarNING COMMuNItY:LEarNING COMMuNItY:

    KENNETH gREEN, Firestone, Colo.Agra Holdings LP, Engler Advisory Board member

    Creating Value through Entrepreneurship, Nov. 8, 2012

    View lecture at: go.unl.edu/r5rc

    JOHN & LEaNN SaUNDERS, Castle Rock, Colo., Where Food Comes From, Inc.

    Building Business, April 10, 2013

    View lecture at: go.unl.edu/m3sr

    JOE STONE, Minneapolis, Minn.Cargill Feed & Nutrition, Business Unit Leader, UNL alum, Engler Advisory Board member

    Opportunities for Entrepreneurship in Agriculture, Nov. 14, 2013

    View lecture at: go.unl.edu/34nn

    JaSON TaTgE, Kansas City, Mo.Farmobile LLC

    Tatge shared his experiences in building two innovative technology companies, Feb. 27, 2014

    View lecture at: go.unl.edu/hcm7

    The Engler lecture 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 lectures offer Engler students the opportunity to hear the story of how a company was created, and also for one-on-one discussions with invited guests. Through these conversations students will gain deeper insight into the world of entrepreneurship, while developing professional relationships of lasting value.

  • a GrOWING PrOGraM

    ENGLER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICANTS

    43

    77

    TRENDS THAT SHOW GROWTH

    ENGLER QUICK PITCH ENTRIES

    39 ENtrIES

    71 ENtrIES

    2014

    2013

    BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION ENTRIES

    23 entries in competition.

    Applications for 2014-15

    77 Robin Coulter Lapaseotes Scholarship

    established in 2014:

    $120,000

    Scholarship recipients for 2014-15:

    36 Robin Coulter Lapaseotes Scholarships

    awarded in 2014-15:

    $12,000

    MEGAN WOLfE, RAyMOND, NEB.

    JEff HORNUNG, DAvEy, NEB.

    AARON RERUCHA, DAvID CITy, NEB.

    CURTIS WETOvICK, fULLERTON, NEB.

    AMBER BURENHEIDE, HOWELLS, NEB.

    GRANT STAHLA-GRAND ISLAND, NEB.

    SCHOLARSHIPS

    Robin Coulter Lapaseotes was a rancher, community leader, and entrepreneur from Bridgeport, Neb., and a former Engler Advisory Board member. She passed away in a car accident in February 2014. We will never forget her.

    (34 Engler,2 Lapaseotes)

    Scholarships awarded in 2014-15

    $193,333

    E NG L E RH ADDurin

    g 2013, our inagural year,

  • aChIEVING as an engler entrepreneur

    MORTAR BOARDCASNR STUDENT GOvERNMENT

    HOMECOMING ROyALTy CANDIDATESSTATE AND NATIONAL ffA OffICERSINNOCENTS SOCIETy MEMBERS

    DEANS LISTCASNR ADvISORy BOARD

    HOMECOMING QUEEN - JORDyN LECHTENBERG

    ENGLEr buSINESS PLaN COMPEtItION

    ENGLEr QuICk PItCh COMPEtItION

    23 entries1st place:Aaron Rerucha2nd place:Jordyn Lechtenberg

    71 entries Jr/Sr Division: 1st place Marissa Grooms Fr/So Division: 1st place tie Logan Peters & Jeff Hornung

    uNL NEW VENturE COMPEtItION

    NOrthWESt MISSOurI StatE NEW VENturE PItCh COMPEtItION 2nd place: Aerial AgVantage,

    Laura Stevens, Falls City, Neb., agronomy graduate student

    3rd place: Turf-grass Repair Kit, Alex Kohel, Lincoln, Neb., agronomy graduate student

    2nd place (out of 36 entries):CornSoyWater, real-time data on irrigation timing for corn and soybeans, Chenchou Han, agronomy graduate student

    Cba QuICk PItCh1st Place Winners: Amber Burenheide and Erin Kinley (Four winners in the college division, two are Engler affiliated.) 40 students competed in the college division

    Cba NEW VENturE COMPEtItIONGrand Prize 1st Traditional Growth: Stahla Services, Grant Stahla, Grand Island, Neb., management senior and Engler Entrepreneur. Stahla Services provides upscale mobile restrooms for outdoor events. 2nd place Traditional Growth: Ox-Bows Natural Landscape Company, Aaron Rerucha, David City, Neb., horticulture senior and Engler Minor. Ox-Bows Natural Landscape features and designs are unique for using natural materials and native plants.

    #1 uNIVErSItY for number of submissions to the Buffett Ag Innovation Prize Competiti