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Agri-Business Council


About the Council

The Agri-Business Council Board of Directors serves the membership of the Agri-Business Council. The Board strives to meet the goals of the Agri-Business Council to provide a forum for communication among Fond du Lac area agribusiness entities, to assist in cooperative promotion of Fond du Lac area agribusiness from the field to the table as well as providing local awareness among agribusiness of their individual roles in the economy of the Fond du Lac area.

  • Mission:  Cultivating passion for agriculture in the community through education, promotion and partnerships.
  • Vision: To ensure that our neighbors appreciate the diverse impact of agriculture in their lives, community, and world.

2016 Agri-Business Council Board of Directors

Click HERE for the 2016 Agri-Business Council Brochure

2016 Scholarships

The Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council Scholarships and the Fond du Lac Area Foundation Harold Reinecke Scholarship will be available to individuals from the Fond du Lac County area pursuing post-secondary training at a university, trade school, technical college, UW-Short Course, etc.; in the fields of agriculture or agribusiness.  The Fond du Lac Area Foundation Harold Reinecke Scholarship honors the long-time county extension agent by establishing this scholarship to aid young people preparing for careers in agriculture.

Click HERE to access the 2016 Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council and Harold Reinecke Scholarship.

The completed, typed application form must be received by 4:30 p.m. by the Fond du Lac Area Association of Commerce Agri-Business Scholarship Committee on or before Friday, April 8, 2016.   For more information contact the AC at (920) 921-9500.

Agri-Business Council History

2015 marked thirty-five years for the Fond du Lac Area Agri-Business Council.

Joe Truesdale of Holiday Automotive produced a video tribute in cooperation with the Council’s history committee. Funding for the project was provided by Mike Shannon of Holiday Automotive.

“Fortunately, the Agri-Business Council membership has many new and younger faces. In order for them to move forward, it helps to see the things that lead up to activities the Agri-Business Council is featuring now”, said Rae Nell Halbur, history committee member and longtime Agri-Business Council member. “The agriculture industry is changing on a daily basis. If the Agri-Business Council is going to continue to grow it needs to change with the industry. Those changes are easier if you are not retracing your steps. Our hopes were to capture those historical steps with the video.”

Current President Rebecca Zivkovich sees the history as part of the future. “When the founders developed the excellent concept of the Agri-Business Council, they decided to change.  They decided to try something new. They wanted to educate all ages of our community about the impact of agriculture in an efficient and effective manner. They never dreamed it would be as much as a success as it has become. Their amazing dedication is what our amazing volunteers today are working to enhance – to keep this organization vibrant and stable,” stated Zivkovich. 


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