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Meet Students in the Rister ’74 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program
This section highlights students who are active in the Dianne & M. Edward Rister ’74 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program. They are motivated to learn how to create business plans, launch businesses, and conduct in-depth financial and economic analyses on business ventures. Some students are current business owners or have plans of launching businesses. Others are taking advantage of the program to gain more exposure to entrepreneurship and business acumen to guide their careers post-graduation. These stories showcase their experiences.
About Chappell Chappell Hollingshead ’21 is an agricultural economics major from San Antonio, Texas. She…
About Andrew Andrew Ehrlich ’22 is an agricultural economics-rural entrepreneurship major from Lufkin, Texas. He…
About José José Contreras ’22 is an animal science major with a minor in agribusiness…
Former Student Stories
Our former students are talented innovators and entrepreneurs. Browse our blog to meet some of the former “Grinders” and “Survivors” who have paved the way and gained professional expertise from their time as a student in our program. “Grinders” are students to completed AGEC 424, and “Survivors” are students who complete AGEC 425.
Ryan Schronk ’23, from Hillsboro, Texas, is continuing his family legacy as a sixth-generation Schronk…
Feature story written by Luke Caverlee ’26, Student Program Assistant, Electrical Engineering Major Benjamin Billings…
Feature story written by Taylor O’Brien ’24, Student Program Assistant, Agribusiness major Cullen is a…
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Photo (left to right): Dr. Ed Rister, Norbert Wilson (AAEA president, 2022-2023), Dianne Rister, Dr….
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Agribusiness Entrepreneurship in the News
Texas A&M agribusiness, agricultural economics programs receive top rankings
Texas A&M’s Department of Agricultural Economics in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is marking its 100th anniversary. It is also celebrating the fact that three separate and independent entities that rank institutions of higher learning based on a wide range of criteria have placed it among the nation’s top choices.
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences helping develop entrepreneurs
At Texas A&M, the Rister ’74 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship program uniquely equips and positions both rural and metropolitan entrepreneurs, inviting them to “Dare to Soar” with their own entrepreneurial aspirations.