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Meet with a Mentor: Margy Eckelkamp

Tuesday, March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm • Organized By efactory
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The efactory and Missouri Small Business Development Center at MSU Mentorship Program gives startup founders and small business owners access to experienced owners and business leaders. These experts understand the risks and rewards of starting a business. Mentors provide honest and practical feedback based on personal experience, not just business theory.

Mentorship meetings are free and open to everyone.


Margy Eckelkamp is a multimedia journalist providing the agricultural industry with leading service journalism and top-tier events. As editor of The Scoop, Margy provides editorial guidance and organization for the publication that reaches ag retailers, crop consultants and farm managers. She also continues to be part of the team that aligns Machinery Pete with farm equipment dealers to build the fastest-growing farm equipment website, and she further reinforces Machinery Pete, as the most trusted name in farm equipment.

Before her current position, Margy was the machinery editor and test plot director for Farm Journal. She helped launch the Corn College series of events and also provided agronomic content for Corn College TV. She’s a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism. 

Rachel Anderson
(417) 837-2600
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