The old saying holds true – you get what you pay for. Every dollar you give is an investment that will help find solutions to the world’s most critical challenges in order to create abundant food and energy, a healthy environment, and successful families and communities. The College of ACES takes pride in making sure that we utilize your hard-earned dollars exactly as you intend. We take every dollar received through private support seriously, and we are happy to show you how your gifts transform lives and make an impact.
As the need for plant breeders increases, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board has again stepped up to meet the challenge by providing support for six additional fellowship years for graduate students in the University of Illinois Plant Breeding Center.
Passion for international travel and agriculture led Arlys Conrad to make a gift to the College of ACES in order to assist students and the Global Academy. Our Global Academy has a major impact on faculty and positions the College for international partnerships.
Farm Credit Services of Illinois and 1st Farm Credit Services each gave $1 million endowments to support agricultural programs that educate young people, train future agricultural leaders, and support higher education in agriculture.
With the help of graduate student teaching assistant Candice Mazewski, food science students in the College of ACES have been refining their research and development skills in their capstone course, Product Development.