Feb. 15: Entrepreneurship in South Dakota Topic of Spring Academy for Seniors Sessions

Event Details


Date: February 14 - April 17, 2012

Times: Worship begins at 10 a.m. | Lecture begins at 10:45 a.m.

Location: 3-in-1 Room, Morrison Commons

Ticket Info: Cost for the Spring 2012 series is $37.50 and includes three presentations and three lunches.

The Spring 2012 Augustana Academy for Seniors sessions will discuss "Entrepreneurship in South Dakota."

Dr. Robert WrightFeb. 15, 2012
Dr. Robert Wright, Nef Family Chair of Political Economy
Little Business on the Prairie: Exploring How Entrepreneurs Keep South Dakota's Economy Vibrant

Of late, South Dakota's economy has been more vibrant than the economies of most other states. Unemployment rates, in particular, have been far lower than elsewhere. The reasons for South Dakota's relative economic stability will be addressed, with special emphasis on the generally salubrious roles played by the state's entrepreneurs, both its innovators and its numerous self-employed individuals.

Jim and Nancy SchadeMarch 14, 2012
Jim and Nancy Schade, founders of Schadé Vineyard & Winery
God's Gift to Man, a South Dakota Enterprise

"Wine, madam, is God's next best gift to man." — Ambrose Bierce

Jim and Nancy Schade, founders of Schadé Vineyard & Winery, will share their story of building a seemingly unlikely South Dakota business.

Brian and Darren HeftyApril 18, 2012
Brian and Darren Hefty, hosts of AG PhD
Today's Agriculture — Safer and More Efficient Than Ever

Brian Hefty and Darren Hefty — lifelong farmers, entrepreneurs, and hosts of the national TV show "AG PhD," an informational television show for ag producers around the world.

The Academy for Seniors series runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and includes worship, lunch and lecture/discussion:

10 a.m. Worship, Chapel of Reconciliation
10:45-11:45 a.m. Lecture, 3-in-1 Room, Morrison Commons
11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30-1 p.m. Lecture & Discussion

Cost for the Spring 2012 series is $37.50, which includes three presentations and lunches. Seating is limited. To register, contact the Office of Development at 605.274.5521.


Kay Dahlquist
Development Office
605.274.5521