Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program visits Amarillo, Texas


May 13, 2016

Lincoln, Neb. — 50 representatives from the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln traveled to Amarillo, Texas May 9-11 to visit a number of business entities including the West Texas Enterprise Center, Cactus Feeders, Micro Beef Technologies and Sage Oil Vac. 

In addition to experiencing the innovative companies in and around Amarillo, the students worked with Snack Pak 4 Kids on May 11 to enhance the community garden located next to the organization’s warehouse facility.  The students invested sweat equity and some $1,300 in materials that were raised as part of their annual activities.  Community leadership is a central theme of the Engler program and the students are enthused to be able to invest their energy in a project important to the Amarillo community. 

The Garden 4 Kids serves as an outreach to the San Jacinto neighborhood surrounding the SP4K warehouse.  Through the G4K, fresh produce is made available to those in the area free of charge.  100 percent of all donations made to SP4K are used to purchase food for the program, and 100 percent of all donations made to the G4K are invested directly into the garden. 

The Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program is a unique program designed to empower enterprise builders. Approximately 100 students at UNL are pursuing development of their entrepreneurial skills and capacity in the program. For more information, visit http://engler.unl.edu.

Michelle Bassford
Chief Experience Officer
Engler Entrepreneurship Program

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