Due to the unforeseen hardships brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Renk Agribusiness Institute awarded 9 scholarships to assist students in the continuation of their studies at UW-Madison this fall. The scholarship was offered to undergraduates majoring in Agricultural Business Management (ABM) or Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE) who were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Institute awarded a total of $8,500 to the 9 scholarship recipients.
The Renk Agribusiness Institute was established during the 1996-1997 academic year with an endowment from the Walter and Martha Renk and Richard and Sharon Renk families of Sun Prairie, WI. The purpose of the Renk Agribusiness Institute is to manage and coordinate agribusiness teaching, research, and extension/outreach at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the School of Business, and UW Extension, and to serve as a focal point for scholarly activity relating to agribusiness on the UW-Madison campus.