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Portage County Business Council Announces Agri-Business Scholarship Winners

By Portage County Business Council

The Portage County Business Council is pleased to announce the four recipients of its annual Agri-Business Scholarships.

Recipients are Nathan Helms, son of Eric and Cheryl Helms from Stevens Point attending UW-Platteville; Cora Kertzman, daughter of Joseph and Patricia Kertzman of Rosholt attending UW-River Falls; Amber Studzinski, daughter of Anthony and Gail Studzinski of Rosholt attending UW-Eau Claire; and Lily Trzebiatowski, daughter of Jeremiah and Monica Trzebiatowski of Bancroft attending Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

Each received a $500 scholarship. Seventy-nine students have received over $34,000 in scholarship money since 1990.

“While we were unable to honor these students in person due to the pandemic, we are proud and appreciative of their hard work and dedication to agriculture.” stated Karen Myers, Director of Programs & Events for the Portage County Business Council.

Corporate sponsors of these agri-business scholarships included Del Monte Foods and Heartland Farms.

For more information, contact Karen Myers at


About the Portage County Business Council-Where Economic Vitality Meets Quality of Life. The Portage County Business Council is the preeminent leader in economic development and community growth. The priorities for our members and the community are retention and attraction of businesses and employees. That is accomplished through engagement, growth, innovation, leadership, network development and partnerships.