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Head shot of Will Kornegay in a farm field

May 11, 2021

Adversity Meets Ingenuity for Food Entrepreneur

Food entrepreneur Will Kornegay used quick thinking and the support of others to turned bad timing with one business into a new venture and a chance to help others who can't always afford nutritious food. 

Head shots of Laura Hearn and Will Kornegay

Mar 11, 2019

Alums Build on NC State Research to Create Food from Farm Leftovers

NC State alumni Laura Hearn and Will Kornegay started their award-winning company, Glean, with one product: a sweet potato flour. Now, thanks in part to university research, they have several food products for sale in 1,200 retail stores across the Southeast. 

Mar 29, 2017

Entrepreneurship in Local Agriculture Panel Discussion

The Campus Farmer’s Market at NC State is hosting an Entrepreneurship in Local Agriculture Panel Discussion on Tuesday, April 18th @ 7pm, in Park Shops 210. This panel will bring together local experts and entrepreneurs to discuss their experiences with starting their own business and the benefits and challenges of locally sourcing their product. Light snacks… 

Apr 18, 2016

Student entrepreneur challenges hunger

Junior agribusiness management major Josh Monahan just launched a Southern-inspired snack company designed to help solve the challenge of widespread hunger: five cents of every bag sold by 1 in 6 Snacks goes to support local food banks. 

Feb 8, 2016

Wanted: future farmers

NC State students are getting their start as agricultural entrepreneurs through a new two-year CALS program funded by a N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission grant. The Developing Future NC Farmers program's goal is to cultivate a new generation of agricultural leaders.