College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Agronomy graduate student Camilla Vargas

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When you donate to this fund, you are supporting the college's highest priority.

Gifts to this fund may qualify you for the 1848 Society and entitle you to special benefits.

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The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) carries out UW-Madison’s mission as a land-grant public university through excellence in teaching, research and public outreach across 19 academic fields, ranging from production agriculture to natural resources to social sciences to fundamental life sciences. By encouraging collaboration and innovation among these fields, the college helps address problems and create opportunities that affect our food, our environment, our health and our energy future.

At its core, the college fosters communities of expertise – among researchers, faculty and students in cooperation with business, industry and government. It has a rich history of finding practical answers to everyday challenges such as breeding hybrid crops, revitalizing the state’s agricultural markets, and identifying vitamins essential to human health.

Private support helps CALS build on its 125-year tradition to ensure a future of excellence, innovation, accountability and practicality. Working with the CALS development team, the College has identified five funding priorities as it tackles 21st century problems.

  • Annual Fund
  • Student Experience Fund
  • Dean’s House
  • Meat and Muscle Biology Lab/Building
  • Great People Scholarship – Need-based Aid

Academic Departments and Programs

  • Give to Agricultural and Applied Economics Fund
  • Give to Agricultural Research Station Enhancement Fund
  • Give to Biological Systems Engineering Fund
  • Give to Dairy Science Department Fund
  • Give to Department of Agronomy Fund
  • Give to Department of Animal Sciences Fund
Show all 20 Academic Departments and Programs

Centers and Institutes

  • Give to Agribusiness Institute Fund
  • Give to Center for Dairy Research Fund
  • Give to Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems Fund
  • Give to Environmental Resources Center Fund
  • Give to Food Research Institute Fund
  • Give to University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Fund

Special Programs and Funds

  • Give to College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Dean's House Fund
  • Give to College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Student Experience Fund
  • Give to Jackson-Tanner Commons Fund