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    Why ACE?

    A major in ACE will prepare you for a challenging role in feeding, clothing, and financing the aspirations of hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. and billions of people around the globe.
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    Practical Experience

    Take your knowledge beyond the classroom with study abroad experiences, field trips, professional conferences, software boot camps, and more. Gain real-world experience through case study competitions, participation in team projects and internships.
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    Career Potential

    Our ACE graduates enjoy a job placement rate that’s almost twice that of the national average based on a three-year survey of graduates. ACE graduates are highly sought after by employers and other academic institutions because of their technical, communication, decision-making and people skills.
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    Connections to Success

    Learn from award-winning faculty who are leaders in their field. Work one-on-one with professors who know you by name and care about your future success. Receive career direction from college leadership and develop a network that will help take you places.

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Our Blog: ACE in the World

ACE in the World features blog entries from ACE students, faculty, and staff.

Policy Matters website

Subscribe to Policy Matters for research-based analysis on current issues that inform policy and policy makers.

farmdoc daily website

farmdoc daily provides economic analysis of contemporary issues facing farm businesses.

ACE Video

Learn more about the exciting opportunities available to ACE students.

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Study How Policy is Made in ACE

Policy Development at ACE has a long history dating to the 1960s, when professors researched and taught courses on how to affect policy at a local, state and national level.  The first policy class, taught by Bob Spitze, introduced students to farm policy issues, and was the basis for today's policy activities in the Department of ACE.

Now, policy research education and outreach are at the forefront of our activities in ACE.  

ACE: The Facts
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  • More than 25% of our students study abroad each year.
  • Calendar

    Aug 28 MATSURI: A Japanese Festival
    Aug 29 pERE Seminar - Mani Rouhi Rad (UIUC) seminar
    Aug 31 ACES Study Abroad Fair
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    Meet ACE

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    Find out how our alumni and students are making a difference in the world with their ACE education.