Tune in as we learn more about businesses ignited by Engler.
The mission of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program is to embolden our people on the courageous pursuit of their purpose, through the art and practice of entrepreneurship.
This program is home to University of Nebraska–Lincoln students, staff and alumni who dare to forge their own paths.
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One Copper Mug at a Time | Matt Dennis & Michael Stepp | Handlebend
On today's episode of Boots on the Ground Hailey DeMers hosts Matt Dennis and Michael Stepp, the cofounders of Handlebend. It started with a mug and evolved into a 14,000 square foot red-brick building located in the heart of O'Neill, Nebraska that includes a flower shop, coffee shop, and tap room. Listen along as these two blue-collared free spirited dudes share with us their heart for building community through their epic journey of entrepreneurship and storytelling.
BOTG: Fire In Her Belly
Tracy Brunet is a savvy businesswoman, dynamic storyteller, and an entrepreneur who takes on each day with a “fire in her belly.” She is the owner and CEO of Farm Marketer and Cottage Marketer, as well as the host of the Impact Farming Show.
Her story will challenge you, inspire you, and get your boots on the ground.
BOTG: Growing With The Flow
Shannon Beck of Nodest Home Plants epitomizes what it means to live with purpose through entrepreneurship. This green thumb helps people of all backgrounds and knowledge levels successfully navigate plant parenthood.
Learn more about Nodest and Shannon’s journey from the film industry to entrepreneurship in this week’s episode of the Engler Journey podcast.
BOTG: Overcoming obstacles | Jeff Gruwe
Jeff is his name, self discovery is his game. In the last 10 years, Jeff Grewe of Arbor Aesthetics Tree Service won a battle with addiction and started a successful company.
His secret? Investing in himself and his people with therapy, emotional intelligence, and the constant pursuit of personal development. Listen to Jeff’s story in this week’s episode of the Engler Journey Podcast.
BOTG: Bioplastic Innovations
Growing up on his family's operation, Andrew Bader developed his own entrepreneurial spirit at an early age. Fast forward to his freshman year of college with new legislation legalizing industrial hemp production an idea was born. From 3D printing to injection molding and everything in between, Andrew is making his mark on the bioplastic industry one pair of sunglasses at a time.
BOTG: Great things come from grapes
Few things make Kara Sousek’s eyes light up quite like talking about plants. This Engler alum and owner of Hundred Hills Hops and Vines has a true passion for vinology.
Engler = Starting
This podcast is full of guests with the courage to start a business. They describe their unique experiences, the why behind them, & what they do. The beauty of Engler is the lifestyle it comes with. The lifestyle businesses that our communities are filled with. This shows not every entrepreneur needs to have a multi million dollar idea, just the drive to do their thing each and every day.