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April 8: College of Business Richard Schmitz Executive Lecture

Dave Rettig, founder and president of Rembrandt Foods in Rembrandt, Iowa, to give presentation.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-1-2014

Mankato, Minn. – Dave Rettig, founder and president of the third-largest egg producer in the United States—Rembrandt Foods in Rembrandt, Iowa—will speak about food entrepreneurship at Minnesota State University, Mankato from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium.

This event is free and open to the public, and parking is available in the visitor pay lot outside of the Centennial Student Union.

Rembrandt Foods was named Egg Products Company of the Year in 2009 in recognition of its continuous improvement and commitment to sustainability.

Rettig’s presentation, titled “A Vision, an Entrepreneur, and an Egg: Going Global from Rembrandt, Iowa,” is the 2014 installment of the Richard Schmitz Executive Lecture, an endowed lecture created by Richard and Mary Schmitz to encourage food entrepreneurship education in Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Business.

Schmitz is a Minnesota State Mankato alumnus who completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1964. He has also served on the Minnesota State Mankato Foundation Board of Directors.

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Johnson by phone at 507-389-5424 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,409 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

For Minnesota State Mankato events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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