Roger Underwood, a 1981 graduate of Iowa State University and CEO of Ames chemical company Becker-Underwood, and his wife, Connie a 1984 graduate, announced on Jan. 31 a $1.5 million gift to ISU's College of Agriculture to emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship in agriculture education.

The sponsored program will encourage visiting entrepreneurs to share their expertise, provide internships and fellowships, and emphasize the entrepreneurial message in undergraduate agriculture courses at ISU. "Incorporating more entrepreneurship learning into the college's overall curriculum will have a positive impact on Iowa's economy," Roger Underwood said, "because it will produce graduates who are ready to pursue entrepreneurial activities."

Source: ISU Newsletter