Richard Schmitz Food Entrepreneurship Series- Be Local, See Global
Monday, March 16, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Ostrander auditorium- centennial Student Union- Minnesota State University, Mankato
Please join us for a fireside chat featuring two national prominent women leaders in Ag, Kristin Duncanson and Sheryl Meshke.Be Local, See Global
Join Kristin Duncanson, owner and partner of Highland Family Farms and Sheryl Meshke, CEO of Associated Milk Producers, Inc. for an event showcasing how innovation is survival in an ever-changing agriculture world. Learn how innovation, supply chain managment, sustainability and consumer needs are at the forefront of their daily decision making. Kristin and Sheryl both serve as board members for the the MN AgriGrowth Council. Through their local involvements, they are committed to making an impact on a global scale.
FREE EVENT AND FREE PARKING- OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Kristin Ducanson and Sheryl Meshke both know what it takes to be a successful and innovative entrepreneur. Kristin is the owner and partner of Highland Family farms, a Minnesota-based corn, soy and hog farm. She is focused on the triple bottom line, committed to creating benefits in the social, economic and environmental world. Sheryl, Co-President and CEO of Associated Milk Producers, Inc, knows what agriculture success and failure means from all angles. By knowing the industry first hand and educating others, she strives to strengthen the future of the ag and dairy industries.
ABOUT THE ENDOWMENT:
The Richard R. and Mary L. Schmitz Endowment for Opportunities in Food Entrepreneurship was founded in 1999. The fund creates scholarships and supports an annual lecture by industry experts in the category of food entrepreneurship. This includes executives within a broad range of food processing, retailing and wholesaling industries. Some recent lecturers include Dan & Angie Bastian (Angie’s Artisan Treats), Dave Rettig (Rembrandt Foods) and Glenn Stolt (Christensen Farms).
This lecture provides an opportunity for Minnesota State University, Mankato’s College of Business to engage the growing sector of Agri-business with our students, alumni, and friends in a format that educates the community about growing needs in the agriculture world.