Libertyville Savings Bank Renews Support of Agribusiness at Iowa Wesleyan University
Mount Pleasant, IA – October 28, 2022 — Libertyville Savings Bank, with offices in Libertyville, Fairfield, Eldon, Keosauqua, Keota, and Douds, recently met with Steven Hulsizer, Assistant Professor of Agribusiness at Iowa Wesleyan University to discuss the Bank’s scholarship in Agribusiness. Scholarships in the amount of $1,250 are available annually for graduates of Cardinal CSD (Eldon), Fairfield CSD, Keota CSD, Pekin CSD (Packwood), and Van Buren County CSD (Keosauqua), including students transferring to IW from other colleges.
“The Agribusiness program at Iowa Wesleyan is a great opportunity for students to pursue an education in the agriculture field while staying in Southeast Iowa. Ag is a vital part of all our communities, and we are thrilled to provide a scholarship that assists local students in continuing their education in this field,” said Libertyville Savings Bank CEO, Jill D. Burnett.
The Agribusiness program, established at IW in the Fall of 2020, provides students with an agriculture background and sound business principles so they can return home after graduation and work in agriculture-related businesses that support the local farms or run their family farm business. The curriculum combines business and new agriculture courses, such as Precision Farming Systems and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture. Students will also gain real-world experience through a six-credit internship in various agribusinesses including ag lending.
Professor Hulsizer comes to IW from the agri-business sector, most recently serving as Business Development Support Manager at Seaboard Foods. His undergraduate degree was in Ag-Business Management and his Master’s degree was in Homeland Security-Ag Biosecurity and Food Defense, both from Penn State University.
Information on the Iowa Wesleyan Agribusiness program is available at iw.edu including links to apply for admission and other scholarships.