The Department of Agricultural Economics relies on your contributions to strengthen our programs, enhance learning for our students and to support faculty research and outreach. Giving opportunities are presented below.
To make a gift or if you have questions, please contact one of our Development Officers or the Department Administration. Designations for support can be made for students, faculty, programs, classrooms, laboratories, other facilities or equipment.
The Department of Agricultural Economics offers more than 80 scholarships annually, ranging from $250 to $2,500 per student. Support is made possible by generous donations from former students and friends of the department.
High Impact Learning Experience
Much of what defines a great education are experiences that occur outside the classroom. We strive to provide students with opportunities to study abroad, conduct supervised research, participate in internship programs, have site visits to businesses, engage professionals in the classroom and be challenged by academic team competitions. These experiences can be supported by gifts to one of our excellence funds or endowments.
The rising costs of graduate education and research make it imperative that we are able to provide support to our graduate students. Fellowships are needed so that we can recruit and retain excellent students who will go on to become the outstanding faculty, business professionals and leaders of tomorrow.
Faculty Chairs, Professorships and Extension Specialist Support
The Department of Agricultural Economics presently has one endowed Chair, two endowed Professorships and one endowed Extension Specialist position. These funds help support our faculty in their accomplishment of the land grant mission, and elevate our programs to national prominence and excellence.
If you would like to make a gift to the Department of Agricultural Economics, you may contact Patrick Williams, Jon Rigelsky or click Donate Here.
Patrick Williams , Director of Development
Jon Rigelsky, Assistant Director of Development
Parr Rosson, Department Head of Agricultural Economics
Ed Rister, Associate Department Head of Agricultural Economics