About Our Programs

The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association is firmly committed to providing its members with ongoing high quality programs. WABA's member programs serve as the backbone of our value-added services and benefits that underlie why our members support WABA.

It is important to emphasize that we exist for the sole purpose of serving our members; we embrace the needs of our members and provide services that match their needs.


The Custom Applicator Program is base training for new applicators who want behind-the-wheel experience and training. This course covers important classroom topics and provides eight hours of behind-the-wheel training for each student. This two-and-a-half-day program is held in partnership with Fox Valley Technical College.



The WABA Executive Leadership Academy is designed to help you perfect your skills in taking your strategic plans from concept to implementation. Managers of every type will benefit from this academy. This two-day workshop is held in partnership with Madison College.



Regardless if your company is licensed by the USDA or the State of Wisconsin, having knowledgeable staff who can accurately grade the grain entering and exiting your facility is an absolute must. These (2) one-day Grain Grading Schools are a cost-effective way for you to provide hands-on grain grading training for all of your staff.



Grain merchandising is an art form. This one-day workshop is designed for everyone from new hires to current traders wanting to hone their skills. This event is held in partnership with R.J. O'Brien & Associates.



The WABA Leadership Development Academy has been designed specifically to help emerging leaders in developing the skills needed to make them better leaders. This three-day workshop is held in partnership with Madison College.



The Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the "standardized curriculum" recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a person to qualify as a "Preventive Controls Qualified Individual" (PCQI).


Scholarship Events

The Wisconsin Agri-Business Association hosts three annual fundraising events to benefit the WABA Scholarship Program. Each year, the Association awards nearly $20,000 in post-secondary scholarships to students pursuing careers in agriculture.

Trap Shoot

July 27, 2023

The annual Trap Shoot includes two rounds (50 shells total), lunch, and one complimentary drink ticket.


Central Golf Outing
Southern Golf Outing

What our members are saying...

Ed Sabey

Provision Partners Cooperative

WABA hosts such great programs. Every time I attend one of them I am not disappointed. They are well worth it.

Jason Biddick

Biddick, Inc.

We highly recommend the Leadership Development Academy. The team building exercises made it easy to interact and learn from others. Our team members learned a lot about themselves and the dynamics of working with other individuals and teams.

Megan Kling

Corteva Agriscience

The Leadership Development Academy is one of the best training courses I've attended in my career. The trainer kept the classes interactive so it was easy to stay engaged. Highly recommend for upcoming leaders in any ag organization.

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