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Renk Agribusiness Institute

Renk Scholars applications will open this Fall 2015!


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The 8th Annual Wisconsin Agricultural Economic Outlook Forum is Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Registrations are closed but call 608-262-9485 if you would still like to come. Click here to reveiw The 2015 Ag Outlook Forum Executive Summary To access a complete set of the slides presented at the Forum click here Ag Outlook 2015 Presentations

2015 Renk Scholars Ag Outlook Conference

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The Renk Scholars Program! Click on the Agribusiness Education link on the left for more information, log in with your UW-Madison Student ID and apply today! Or click here to the application: Renk Scholars Application This link will take you to the page where you will need to login again with your UW logon. Deadline is April 7, 2015 for the 2015/16 group.

The Certificate in Business Management for Agricultural & Life Sciences is approved! Students may begin work on the CALS Business Certificate (CBC) this fall, 2014. Contact Liz Henry at to enroll. Go to the website for more info.  List of required courses and approved electives Click here to open the CBMC Declaration Form to begin your plan to integrate the CBC courses into your degree plan.

The Second Class of Renk Scholars attends the CALS Wisconsin Ag Outlook Forum with Secretary of WI Dept. of Ag Trade & Consumer Protection, Ben Brancel and Hoard's Dairyman Editor, Corey Geiger.

2014 Renk Scholars

Left to right: Seated: Tony Bird, Will Peasley, Annan Chen. Row2: Natalie Endres, Jamie Sawle, Kate Griswold, Michele Gutenberger, Morgan Rehberg, Christian Opacich,Justin Meng, Secretary Ben Brancel. Back Row: Derek Donnelly,Gabe Janke, Matt Dean, Drew Falkner, Luke Drachenberg, Tyler Troiola, Caroline Collins, Jackson Remer, Brad Jaeger, Corey Geiger.

Meet the 2012 Inaugural Class of Renk Scholars!Renk Scholars 1

Left to right: Tony Bird, Gabe Janke, Will Peasley, Dean Kathryn VandenBosch, Luke Drachenberg, Richard Renk, Brad Jaeger, Sharon Renk, Bruce Jones, Caroline Collins, Christian Opacich, Annan Chen. Not pictured, Matt Dean.