Agribusiness Connections Program Expands in 2020

Last year, the Agribusiness Connections Program, held at the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic, invited students from every college with an agriculture program in the state of Wisconsin. The 2020 event will expand even further to include students enrolled in the University of Wisconsin Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC)!

This premier program will once again give agribusiness companies the opportunity to meet and interact with qualified students about entry-level positions and internship opportunities.

From 1:15 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, WABA will designate an area in the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall specifically for agribusiness companies to set up and man a tabletop display. The cost for all participants – agribusinesses and students alike – is FREE.

If your company is interested in participating in this Agribusiness Connections Program, please:

• Ensure your company is a current member of the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association
• Designate a contact person for event preparation
• Provide a one-page bio sheet on your company, including possible internship and employment opportunities (Click here to see an example bio)

Send all this information to Sara Schoenborn at by no later than Friday, November 8, 2019.

Students interested in attending the Agribusiness Connections Program will provide resumes and cover letters to the Renk Agribusiness Institute. Several days prior to the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic, the Renk Agribusiness Institute will provide all interested students with the participating companies’ bio sheets, and will provide participating companies with information on all participating students.

WABA members, many of you are already attending the Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic for learning, networking and entertainment purposes. Now you can use it for recruitment purposes as well. What an opportunity – please be sure to share it with your Human Resources Director!