Brothers say thanks for supporting the N Fund

Joe and Matt Brugger of Albion are grateful for the support they received for their education from the N Fund.
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Not only do brothers Joe and Matt Brugger share the same birthday, but the twins also share a passion for entrepreneurship in agriculture.

While studying at the University of Nebraska‒Lincoln, the 2019 graduates were part of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program, which prepares and encourages students to use our country’s strength in agriculture to develop new products, services, businesses and more.

With what Joe and Matt learned, they were able to start a business, Upstream Farms, while they were in college. It’s located at their family’s original homestead near Albion, Nebraska. Their dream is to find new ways to best steward this land and to share what they learn with young ag entrepreneurs.

The brothers say they’re grateful for the support they received for their education from the N Fund. The N Fund benefits many students while providing a convenient and meaningful way for anyone to give back to the university.

“Thank you for supporting the N Fund and students like us,” Matt said. “Without that (support), we would never have had the opportunity to pursue the passions we have found in our lives.”

Joe and Matt Brugger believe that everyone who supports Nebraska through the N Fund is ultimately investing in the lives of students. And to demonstrate their appreciation, the Bruggers plan to work hard and grow their business in the state.

“Saying thank you isn’t enough,” Joe said. “I think the only way we can show our appreciation is by doing something with it, staying in Nebraska and giving back in any possible way we can.”

Matt added, “We want to be a good investment for them.”

The N Fund represents a unified family of funds that enable one to make a difference at Nebraska. You choose to support what’s most important to you.

Visit nfund.org to learn more about the N Fund family and view the various ways to help.

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