Strengthening Rural Communities Midwest Growth Partners Impacts, Serves Ag Industry

For Ben Fogle, partner at Midwest Growth Partners, serving investors, employees and portfolio company leaders is his priority day in and day out.

Founded in 2013, Midwest Growth Partners is a private fund manager currently managing $260 million of committed private capital across three funds.

“We offer business owners operating food and agricultural related companies capital to facilitate liquidity in an orderly business succession transitions, honoring the legacies of past owners and employees, and make growth equity investments in quality, growing companies that are managed by great people who share our cultural values and are located in overlooked and underserved rural communities,” Fogle said. 

According to Fogle, the company’s Midwestern values and beliefs offer a strong cultural fit, as business owners looking to transition to retirement or partner with a growth equity capital partner care deeply about the continued well-being of their employees and customers.

“We don’t have a one size fits all investment mentality, but rather have developed a market reputation for offering flexible structures to meet the needs of each transaction,” Fogle said.

Fogle, who has been a member of EO Nebraska for three years, said the organization has made a significant impact on both his professional and personal life.

“It’s a combination of the preparation for the monthly forum meeting — requiring self-reflection — and the experiences shared during the meetings that result in real growth,” Fogle said. “As business owners, this time is decidedly a time for us to focus on working ‘on’ vs. ‘in’ our business, family and self. Our forum has formed deep personal relationships for which I am grateful.”

Ultimately, Fogle said investing in small businesses is investing in people, which is what makes his work especially rewarding. 

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EO Nebraska Celebrates Its Strategic Alliance Partners

March 30, 2023 • 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
At the View at West Shores
For all EO Nebraska Members & SAPs.

EO Nebraska proudly celebrates our Strategic Alliance Partners for their contributions to our chapter. Their partnerships are imperative to the success and future of our chapter. The evening will be highlighted with a keynote from Organizational Psychologist, Ryan Avery: Go from A to The®.

Organizational Psychologist, Ryan Avery has spent the last decade researching, implementing, and answering the question, “What are the differences between being A vs THE at what we do?”.

Ryan’s research has taken him to keynote at more than 1,000 events in 33+ countries, break 7 world records and write two best-selling books translated in seven languages. Ryan is known for his relatable stories, relevant business insights and real-life takeaways we can use instantly to be THE at what we do.

Thank you to all of our Strategic Alliance Partners.

Interested in becoming a Strategic Alliance Partner for EO Nebraska. Schedule a intro call by emailing Sarah Cano at

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