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Welcome to another inspiring episode of Espresso with Entrepreneurs! How often do we get to talk about show cattle taking over a downtown business district? Today, we have the pleasure of hosting Christian Calliham, a distinguished figure from the world of agriculture and entrepreneurship. Christian, known for his founding role in the Aggieville Showdown (and a former YEC participant), joins us to share his journey, insights, and fervor for the intersections of agriculture, Aggieville, and entrepreneurship.
We hope you enjoy the episode and, as always, stay inspired and keep brewing success!

In this edition of Pathways to Rural Prosperity Podcast, Don Macke with e2 Entrepreneurial Ecosystems hosts Ron Zeigler, President and CEO of Community Economic Development Associates or CEDA for short. Don and Ron’s conversation focuses on CEDA’s current and emerging work with smaller rural communities in the upper Midwest. CEDA has an innovative service model worthy of consideration and replication in other parts of rural America. Ron is a leader in the field of community economic development and this podcast will explore his journey as well.

In this episode of "Espresso with Entrepreneurs," we sit down with lifelong friends and seasoned entrepreneurs, Steve Radley and Erik Pedersen. Join us as they take us on a captivating journey through their early years in entrepreneurship, sharing valuable lessons learned along the way…and how those lessons have served them well in the growth and evolution of NetWork Kansas. These two do a great job of summarizing the essential lessons learned throughout their journey, and both add some actionable life-tips from Steve’s Dad, their Mentor and business partner! As always, whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting your own journey, their stories and lessons are sure to inspire and guide you on your own entrepreneurial path.

This episode of Pathways to Rural Prosperity features Patti Norris, who is the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Builder supporting all of the GRO communities. After many years working with innovative Silicon Valley ventures, for the past 10 years, Patti has been training and advising hundreds of Oregon businesses as a Business Advisor for the Small Business Development Center and inspiring the next generation of business leaders as a faculty member in the Business and Computer Science departments at Central Oregon Community College. In addition, Patti is an entrepreneur in her own right, having founded and run two businesses and two nonprofit organizations.