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Ty Heglund

Ty Hegland

2015
Bush Fellowship
Term
24 months

Fargo, ND — Ty Hegland closes every presentation to young people with these words: “There are two things you never get back in life: Time and opportunity. Do not waste either.” He has learned the truth of these words through his own personal and business challenges. It’s what is driving his focus to tackle a pressing rural issue: how aging people can stay in their rural communities. With an estimated 225% growth in demand for long-term care expected in rural areas in the near future, Ty will use his Bush Fellowship to explore cooperative models—similar to those used in agriculture and energy—for delivering services to an aging population.