Student news

My name is Whitney Pokorny, and I am a junior at Iowa State University majoring in Horticulture with an emphasis in Food Crop Production and Management. My main interest is in farming vegetable crops. I come from a small town in Tama County where my family grows row crops. The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative (AgEI) provided me with the opportunity to have a summer internship at Nature Road Farm in Boone.

My name is Alex Hage and I have just graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Business. This summer I interned with Nature Road Farm just north of Boone, Iowa.  Linda and Randy Naeve founded nature Road Farm.  Linda also works as an Extension Program Specialist for Iowa State University and Randy is a full-time farmer during the growing season.


By: Ali Luety

When I was offered the internship at FarmHer, I was thrilled. I started with several goals: learn to use InDesign, get more photography experience, use a story-telling approach to write about our FarmHer spotlights, and brainstorm new ways to expand the FarmHer message. I was able to make substantial progress on my goals and much more.


 My name is Chris White, and I  am a junior double majoring in  Agricultural Business and  Economics. This summer, I have  had the amazing opportunity to  intern with Central Texas  Specialty Growers, which is right  outside of Austin, Texas.

The AgEI program strives to provide programming to students that allow them to gain necessary skills and experiences related to entrepreneurship. The fall lineup is full of exciting opportunities that allow students to get involved with our program! 

Semester Inc. Internships: Deadline to apply is August 26, 2016. 

Water Innovation Challenge: September 1 & 2, 2016

Inventor of Baked Lays to lead water quality business plan creation conference.

Ames, Iowa – August 10, 2016 – The Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative at Iowa State University is hosting an event that will challenge participants to collaborate in creating new ideas that change the way we think about, manage, and use water in our state.