College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Agronomy graduate student Camilla Vargas

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The College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) carries out UW–Madison’s mission through excellence in teaching, research and public outreach across 17 academic fields, ranging from production agriculture and natural resources to social sciences and fundamental life sciences. By encouraging collaboration and innovation among these fields, the college helps address problems and create opportunities that affect food, environment, health and energy.

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 these funding priorities as it tackles 21st century problems.

  • CALS Fund
  • Student Experience Fund
  • CALS QuickStart

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
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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 Food Research Institute Fund
Give to Natural Resources Institute Fund
Give to University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Fund

Special Programs and Funds

Give to College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Student Experience Fund
Give to Jackson-Tanner Commons Fund