Nov. 8 Engler Lecture features Masters Week participant

Kenneth Green
Kenneth Green

Kenneth Green, managing general partner of Agra Holdings LP in Firestone, Colo., will speak at the first Engler Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Prairie Suite Room of the East Union.

Green's motivational speech will be targeted to young entrepreneurs who desire the opportunity to build businesses and enterprises. It is part of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at UNL's Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, said the program's director Tom Field.

Green has an established record of success that bridges agricultural supply chains, financing, marketing and risk management. He will focus on lessons he learned in the world of business and how they can be useful to the next generations of entrepreneurs.

Green is one of nine UNL alumni participating in Masters Week (Nov. 7-9). Read more about Masters Week at

A dessert reception will follow the lecture at 8 p.m.

The Engler program began in 2010 with a $20 million gift over 10 years from the Paul F. and Virginia J. Engler Foundation. The purpose of the program is to identify students with the entrepreneurial drive and then foster development of professional skills conducive to success in applying entrepreneurism in agriculture and agribusiness.

For more information about the program, go to