AEC Undergraduate Opportunity Fund

2019 education abroad in Argentina group photo.

Not all learning occurs in a classroom. Our department understands the importance of supplementing classroom learning with real-world professional development experiences. Yet many students face financial challenges that limit their ability to engage in internships, education abroad, or other professional development opportunities.

The AEC Undergraduate Opportunity Fund supports student engagement in experiences that apply their classroom learning, enhance their global awareness, develop their professional skills, and better position them to transition into a successful career.

Considering donating to the AEC Undergraduate Opportunity Fund? Read a few testimonials from our previous award recipients: 

-"A trip like this was a once in a lifetime opportunity and it was made possible through receiving funds from the Undergraduate Opportunity Fund. Without the funding provided from donors, this trip could not have happened."

-"The Opportunity Fund's help with my travel costs (quite literally) got me to London and back, and now that I have returned I know I will carry these experiences with me for a lifetime."

-"It allowed me to learn how to budget and allocate funds and it allowed me to take opportunities I wouldn’t have otherwise. I also look forward to the day I am able to ‘pay it forward’."

Give to the AEC Undergraduate Opportunity Fund

Agricultural Economics Enrichment Fund

Ag Economics has moved from a department focused on farm economics that included rural sociology, to one that encompasses the entire farm-to-consumer food system, environmental and natural resource issues and local and international economic development. Our reach involves college-wide programs like the Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky, the Food Systems Innovation Center, the Center for Crop Diversification, International Programs and Ag Equine Programs.

Gifts to the Agriculture Economics Enrichment Fund can supplement existing operating budgets or provide revenue that can be directed toward current opportunities such as scholarships, faculty and unrestricted support for the Ag Economics Department. Your valuable support allows the department to be flexible and responsive, and demonstrate the truth, that there is power in numbers.

Give to the AEC Enrichment Fund