David Krog, co-founder of E-Markets and former CEO of AgraGate Climate Credits Corp., has been named the inaugural Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative.

In this new role, Krog will support instruction in the undergraduate economics course, Entrepreneurship in Agriculture. Krog also will provide mentorship to the initiative’s Student Incubator Program and assistance with the Affiliates Program, which provides entrepreneurial outreach programs to the agricultural and life sciences industries. Krog will serve in this new role through May 2012.

Krog is an agribusiness consultant for Cirrus Partners. An Iowa State alumnus, he earned his bachelor’s degree in agronomy in 1980, his master’s and a doctorate in economics in 1982 and 1988, respectively. In 1990, Krog joined Pioneer Hi-Bred International as a market analyst in the company’s specialty plant products division, before co-founding E-Markets, Inc., in 1996. In 2007, Krog became chief executive officer of AgraGate Climate Credits Corp.

“We are very pleased to have David Krog serving in this important role,” said Kevin Kimle, Rastetter Chair of Agricultural Entrepreneurship and director of the initiative. “Our goal is to continue to improve the experience for students involved in the Agricultural Entrepreneurship Initiative, and I know he will contribute much to this end.”

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Source: Iowa State University