College of Agricultural Sciences
1 vision. 24 hours.

The College of Agricultural Sciences is where science and technology, business and farm management, education and production, public policy and public health, conservation and resource management converge. This is truly a college that knows no bounds with classrooms that include University Farms, a unique, 2,000 acre, on-campus working farm and forest system, serves as a major agricultural research and education laboratory.  Showcasing the best in traditional agricultural education and new research, University Farms offers:

  • Over 600 acres of row crop research and production
  • Over 120 acres hay production for livestock
  • Approximately 300 acres of pasture for Animal Centers
  • Approximately 1,000 acres of forest and watershed areas used for research and teaching

The college also utilizes the vast resources of the Shawnee National Forest, and access to specialized farming including Southern Illinois' wine and fruit country.

 

The central purpose of the College is to focus on the critical issues in agriculture, food, and forestry in the region, in the State of Illinois, and especially those issues that are applicable worldwide.  The College is made up of four departments: Agribusiness Economics, Animal Science, Food and Nutrition, Forestry, and Plant, Soil & Agricultural Systems.  The College provides academic instruction to nearly 900 undergraduate and graduate students. 

 

Your contribution is an investment in our students’ success.  We are thankful for your generosity.  Please see our funding priorities below.  If there is a fund you would like to support that is not listed please type it into the other box.  

 

 

College of Agriculture Dean's Development Endowment Fund: Enhance and further the mission of the College of Agricultural Sciences.

University Farms General Fund:  Provide general operation expenses related to the University Farms.

Undergraduate Teaching and Research Greenhouse Facilities Fund:  Improve the core learning facilities for the Plant & Soil Science Program.

Agriculture Sciences Events and Activities Fund:  Support student and recruitment events/activities for the College of Agricultural Sciences.

FFA Officer Scholarship Fund:  Provide scholarship support for state officers within the FFA organization to attend SIU College of Agricultural Sciences. 

Agbassador Program: Support the Agbassador Program.

Alpha Gamma Rho Scholarship Fund:  Celebrating it's 50th year!  Supports scholarship and professional development of College of Agricultural Sciences students.

College of Agriculture - Agribusiness Economics Development Endowment Fund​:  Enhance and further the mission of the Agribusiness Economics program.

College of Agriculture Animal Science Endowment Fund:  Enhance and further the mission of the Animal Science program.

College of Agriculture - Forestry Development Endowment Fund​:  Enhance and further the mission of the Forestry program.

College of Agriculture - Plant and Soil Science Development Endowment Fund:  Enhance and further the mission of the Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems program.

Agricultural Sciences Student Emergency Fund:  Used to support students who need emergency funding, supporting student retention in the College.  

College of Agricultural Sciences Scholarship Endowment Fund​:  Provide scholarships to College of Agricultural Sciences students.

2
Match
Gil and Jean Kroening Activities Match
Gil Kroening, retired dean emeritus of the College of Agricultural Sciences, and his wife, Jean, have established a dollar for dollar matching gift for up to $1000. Gil was a member of the agriculture college’s inaugural graduating class in 1959 and 1974 became the college’s second-longest serving dean.
$600 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Compeer Financial Agbassadors Match
Compeer Financial regularly collaborates with others who are also dedicated to agriculture and rural America. They have a agreed to match dollar for dollar up to $2,500 to the Agbassadors Program. The Agbassadors represent the College of Agricultural Sciences as a student recruitment organization comprised of outstanding students selected by faculty, administrators, and students. They serve as speakers for groups, present at high schools and community colleges, and attend career fairs and open houses. The Agbassador team provides information about new opportunities in agriculture and related occupations to those interested in technology, science, business, education and many other fields.
$1,215 MATCHED
Ended
Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most gifts)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Gifts
1 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. 815
2 School of Medicine 285
3 School of Law 235
4 Saluki Athletics 159
5 College of Agricultural Sciences 141
6 College of Applied Sciences & Arts 87
7 Strong Survivors 77
8 College of Liberal Arts 68
9 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts 67
10 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) 64
11 College of Engineering 63
12 College of Education and Human Services 62
13 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) 59
14 College of Business 52
15 Touch of Nature 46
16 Morris Library 39
17 College of Science 38
18 WSIU Public Broadcasting 35
19 SIU Green Fund Grant Program 34
20 SIU Alumni Association 31
21 Student Affairs 30
22 General University Scholarships 26
23 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute 25
24 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center 25
25 Saluki Alumni Plaza 24
26 University Museum 21
27 Diversity Initiatives 19
28 SIU Press 19
29 Campus Lake Fund 15
30 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program 13
31 SIU Arboretum 12
32 University Honors Program 7
33 Chancellor's Scholars Program 6
34 Graduate School 5
35 Police K-9 Unit 5
36 Center for International Education 4
37 Center for Archaeological Investigations 4
38 New Student Programs 2
39 The Dawg Lounge 1
Ended
2
Match
Compeer Financial University Farms Match
Compeer Financial regularly collaborates with others who are also dedicated to agriculture and rural America. They have a agreed to match dollar for dollar for up to $2500 to improve the University Farms. University Farms, a unique, 2,000 acre, on-campus working farm and forest system, serves as a major agricultural research and education laboratory. Showcasing the best in traditional agricultural education and new research, University Farms offers: • Over 600 acres of row crop research and production • Over 120 acres hay production for livestock • Approximately 300 acres pasture for Animal Centers • Approximately 1,000 acres of forest and watershed areas used for research and teaching
$1,553 MATCHED
Ended
Leaderboard
Top 5 Participating Groups (most dollars raised)
This includes dollars during the 24-hour Day of Giving only. Offline dollars will be counted and updated after the 24 hours.
Rank Department Raised
1 School of Medicine $196,336.00
2 College of Education and Human Services $171,847.00
3 Saluki Athletics $139,301.88
4 College of Liberal Arts $113,380.00
5 Diversity Initiatives $101,000.00
6 Performing Arts (Liberal Arts) $79,060.00
7 College of Mass Communication and Media Arts $76,766.00
8 College of Business $64,678.00
9 School of Law $61,801.00
10 Touch of Nature $58,616.00
11 College of Agricultural Sciences $52,382.00
12 Balancing Education, Experience, & Reality Schp. $51,473.35
13 College of Applied Sciences & Arts $32,154.93
14 New Student Programs $20,025.00
15 Saluki Alumni Plaza $19,700.00
16 College of Engineering $17,579.00
17 Morris Library $15,998.00
18 Strong Survivors $13,825.00
19 Student Affairs $7,030.00
20 Marching Salukis (Liberal Arts) $5,519.98
21 Paul Simon Public Policy Institute $5,299.00
22 University Museum $5,130.00
23 WSIU Public Broadcasting $4,895.00
24 SIU Press $4,005.00
25 College of Science $3,880.00
26 General University Scholarships $2,905.00
27 SIU Alumni Association $2,575.00
28 SIU Green Fund Grant Program $1,957.00
29 Student Multi-Cultural Resource Center $1,745.00
30 Campus Lake Fund $855.00
31 Chancellor's Scholars Program $845.00
32 SIU Arboretum $775.00
33 Civil Service Council Education Assistance Program $555.00
34 University Honors Program $385.00
35 Graduate School $290.00
36 Police K-9 Unit $250.00
37 Center for International Education $200.00
38 Center for Archaeological Investigations $120.00
39 The Dawg Lounge $10.00
Ended
Donate and turn the world MAROON!
Rank State Donors
1 IL 77
2 MO 6
3 IA 5
Don't forget to share!

Questions? See our FAQ.

Or you can contact us at feedback@foundation.siu.edu.