Giving to ACE

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 support ongoing projects like farmdoc.

Ways to Support ACE

  • Support the 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.
  • Contribute to the Center for Grain Price Outlook The Center for Grain Price Outlook will ensure long-term support for groundbreaking research and outreach on economic analysis of agricultural commodities. Private gifts are critical ensuring the University of Illinois can continue to provide the public with top-notch market information.
  • Provide funding for the ACE Policy and Leadership Program To help ensure that public policies are sensible and effective, society needs well-trained, knowledgeable leaders. Contribute to the development of a pipeline of leaders by supporting challenging coursework, experiential learning, hands-on internships, and exposure to accomplished professionals.
  • Help students prepare and compete in a national business proposition competition by supporting the NAMA fund. Gifts help students attend the National AgriMarketing Association annual meeting each spring.
  • Enrich the department's academic environment through the Department of ACE Academic Excellence Fund. This 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.
  • Fund student international travel to Europe, China, Brazil, and other countries as part of their out-of-the-classroom experience by supporting ACE Experiential Learning. Learn more about making a gift.
  • Support the Agricultural Accounting Fund.
  • Support the farmdoc website through the Farmdoc Support Fund. Farmdoc has up-to-the-minute data to help farm businesses make decisions regarding marketing, management, law and taxation, policy and other information vital to today’s farmer.
  • Help ACE graduate students attend and participate in professional conferences through the Graduate Student Travel Fund. 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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