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Giving to Agricultural & Consumer Economics

Your support of the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics helps prepare our students for future careers, empower our faculty to conduct impactful research, and assist ongoing projects.

For information or to discuss options for making a major gift, please contact the advancement office directly at 217-333-9355 or email


To make a gift, select the amount for the fund(s) you wish to support, then click the “Continue” button below. You will be directed to the University of Illinois Foundation’s secure online giving site for your personal and credit card information. To clear all inputs and selections click "Start over."

Dept of ACE Academic Excellence Fund

The Academic Excellence Fund was established by Dr. Wes Seitz and Austin Apgar, a former student, to support seminars and lectures, student activities, international travel, and private sector interactions.

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ACE Student Advising and Enrichment Center (SAEC) Fund

The ACE Student Advising and Enrichment Center distinguishes ACE as a leader in student service by emphasizing four core purposes: Personalized Advising, Experiential Learning, Professional Development and Career Exploration.

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Agricultural and Consumer Economics Graduate Student Travel Fund

Travel, including conference travel, plays an essential role in the academic growth and development of graduate students by providing opportunities for training, networking and exposure to the latest academic research.

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Farmdoc Support Fund

Support Farmdoc efforts, including the award-winning farmdoc digital outreach program that provides up-to-the-minute data and analysis to help farm businesses with decision-making and risk management.

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National Agri-Marketing Association

The Illinois chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) offers students the chance to become part of a network of industry professionals. NAMA’s mission statement is to serve the food & fiber industry, focusing on members’ professional development by providing access to solutions and opportunities in agribusiness.

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International Business Immersion Program

The International Business Immersion Program (IBIP) offers students the chance to travel abroad to gain exposure to the economic environment of different countries, learn about the issues that span international marketing channels, and prepare for careers in the global marketplace.

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