Insight FS awarded 10, $1,500 scholarships to high school seniors and college students pursuing a degree in agriculture or a related field.
“We are thrilled to help these accomplished young people pursue a career in agriculture,” said Ben
Huber, general manager at Insight FS. “There is so much diversity in the career opportunities within
agriculture, we hope to continue to build interest in those careers and help these students reach their
Scholarship applicants are evaluated on academic achievement, active participation in local and state
clubs or groups promoting agriculture and environmental stewardship, leadership potential, and essay
responses. To be eligible, the student must be the dependent of an employee or patron of Insight FS.
The student must also maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale and write three essays.
Scholarship recipients included:
–Shealyn Klosterman – Shealyn is attending UW-Platteville pursuing a degree in Agribusiness.
She is a 2021 graduate from New Glarus High School.
–Katie Nusbaum – Katie graduated from Juda High School in May and attends Southwest
Wisconsin Technical College. She is enrolled in Agribusiness Science and Technology and
–Owen Zakrzeski – Owen is currently attending UW-River Falls for Agricultural Business and Crop
Science minor. He plans to graduate in May of 2023. Owen has worked for Insight FS over the
last four years.
–Anna Koehler – Anna graduated from Jefferson High School this year and is attending Iowa State
University in a few short weeks. She will pursue a degree in Agribusiness.
–Mathew Karls – Mathew, a Waunakee Community High School grad, is attending Milwaukee
School of Engineering.
–Seth Wavrunek – Seth is a recent graduate from Mishicot High School. He is attending NWTC
majoring in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Tech.
–Mary Lewandowski – Mary graduated in June from Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School. She
attends Northcentral Technical College to pursue a career in Agribusiness.
–Nicole Plenty – Nicole is attending UW-Platteville and plans to graduate in 2023 with a degree in
Soil and Crop Science, with an emphasis in Plant Breeding and Genetics. She is a 2019 graduate of Elkhorn High School.
–Maryann Gudenkauf – Maryann is a recent graduate from Watertown High School. She is attending UW-Madison to earn a degree in Dairy Science.
–Owen Huschitt – Owen attends Southwest Technical College in Fennimore for Small Business Entrepreneurship. He would like to open a meat processing plant after graduation while continuing to farm and sell show cattle.
Insight FS is headquartered in Jefferson, Wis., serving patrons in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula. Insight FS is part of the GROWMARK system. GROWMARK is a regional cooperative providing
agronomy, energy, feed, facility planning, risk management, and logistics products and services, as well
as grain marketing, in more than 40 states and Ontario, Canada. GROWMARK owns the FS trademark,
which represents knowledgeable, experienced professionals acting with integrity and dedication to
serve more than 250,000 patrons. More information is available at insightfs.com.