2017 American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet

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Name: 2017 American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet
Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed. Call 715-344-1940 for availability.
Event Description:

MARCH 13, 2017
The American Agriculture Appreciation Banquet supports the successes of agri-business in Portage County. Special thanks to our Patron Sponsors:


Presentations are made to students and their leaders in categories including:

4-H Leadership in Agriculture Awards - Bailey Adams, Plover WI and McKenzie Glodowski, Rosholt, WI

Outstanding FFA Senior Awards - Mallory Rekowski - Rosholt FFA Chapter; Brittney Falkavage -
 SPASH FFA Chapter; and Brandon Konkol - Amherst FFA Chapter

​Agri-Business Scholarship Recipients - Brittney Falkavage and McKenzie Glodowski
Scholarship Applications Due by Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Outstanding Contribution to Agriculture Award - The Biadasz Family
Award Nominations Due by Monday, February 6, 2017


Location of Event:  Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center, 1001 Amber Avenue, Expos 1 & 2, Stevens Point, WI

Dinner includes: Garden Salad with Choice of Dressing, Chicken Meredith (Herb Breaded Chicken Breast Pan-Seared with Sauce Supreme), Baked Potato, Seasonal Vegetable, Rolls with butter, delicious chocolate fudge cake for dessert and Coffee, Tea and Milk.

An assorted, complimentary appetizer buffet will also be served with items donated by our local Agri-Businesses.

(Vegetarian or Gluten Free Options available upon request)

Guest Speaker:

Brenna Bays
2016-2017 Wisconsin FFA President

Topic: "Vision - How We Achieve Success"

About our Presentation: 
It's commonly stated that, "Life is not about the Destination, but the Journey." Everyone has a goal they want to achieve in life, however the path we take decides if we will achieve our goal and achieve success. Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture is the "how" to how every FFA member achieves their goals. Throughout the presentation, we will discover how, together, we can achieve success through our mission, just as FFA members across the country have.

About our Speaker: Growing up on her family's third generation dairy farm, Brenna developed a strong love for agriculture and teaching others at a young age. As a high school student, she was very involved in FFA, 4-H and promoting agriculture in her community. After graduating from Adams-Friendship High School in 2015, she was elected to serve as the 2015-2016 State FFA Parliamentarian for the Wisconsin Association of FFA. This past June, she was elected by her teammates to serve as the 2016-2017 Wisconsin FFA President. Throughout her year of service she has traveled many miles across the state promoting the importance of FFA and agricultural education. Brenna is a Sophomore at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville majoring in Agricultural Education. Her Career Goal is to obtain a position as a High School and Middle School agricultural educator near her family farm.

Want to become further involved in the banquet? Program sponsorships for the American Agriculture Banquet are available in a variety of categories including in-kind donations.  Contact Karen Schanock at 715-344-1940 or kschanock@portagecountybiz.com for additional information.

View photos below from 2016 event.

Event Media:
Event Sponsors:

Sponsor Club

Supporter Club

Backer Club

  • Allen Supply Company Inc
  • Dan Glodowski Trucking

In-kind Donation

Event Sponsors:

Patron Sponsors


Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
1001 Amber Avenue
Expo's 1 & 2
Stevens Point, WI

Date/Time Information:
6:00 - 7:00 pm
   Social (complimentary Hors
   d’oeuvres, cash bar)
7:00 - 8:15 pm
   Dinner and featured
   keynote speaker
8:15 - 8:45 pm
   Presentation of Awards


Contact Information:
Karen Schanock 715-344-1940
Cost:  $27 per person
Tables of 8 will have reserved seating.

Reservations DUE by Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

For requests on seating assignments, please list in Comments Section when registering.
If online registration is closed and you would like to register, please call our office at 715-344-1940 to check on availability.
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