CULTIVATING FUTURE Agribusiness Leaders

In 2000, UnitedAg founded the Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) for the purpose of helping members, employees of members and their families pave their way to educational and future success! The AEF provides financial assistance, business skills, and leadership development to advance the educational goals of UnitedAg members, their employees, and their employees’ dependents (children and grandchildren).

Since its inception, UnitedAg has awarded more than $1,493,750 in scholarship support to some 887 students. Previous scholarship winners have taken their place in management, government, market development, and foreign trade. Our primary fundraisers for the Foundation are our Annual Golf Tournament, Walk-A-Thon and Silent Auction held during UnitedAg’s Annual Conference each year. Private donations also are accepted year-round.

CHOOSE A PROGRAM that's Right for You

2019-20 Scholarship Program

2019-2020 Scholarship Program

For 30 years, AEF has been helping students pave their way to success. The 2019-20 Scholarship Application is now available!

2019 Vocational Scholarship Program

2018-2019 Vocational Scholarship Program

New Program! For member-affiliated students seeking post-secondary education in job-specific education and training at certified vocational schools, trade schools or junior colleges. Apply today!

Agribusiness Emerging Leadership Academy

Agribusiness Emerging Leadership Academy

Promoting professional growth of the next generation of agribusiness leadership and ensuring a thriving Agriculture industry for generations to come.

Ways to Donate

Ways to Donate

Make a donation to AEF. 100% of proceeds go directly to AEF's various programs that benefit students, interns, and emerging ag leaders. Help cultivate the future of Agriculture, today!


We are deeply grateful to our Chancellor's Circle, who provide the AEF Foundation the resources to support our young leaders in the advancement of their academic and professional goals. The Chancellor’s Circle is a distinguished group of companies or individuals that support AEF’s programs such as the Scholarship, Internship, and Agribusiness Emerging Leaders Academy developed for the Agribusiness Education Foundation. Below are companies and individuals who have generously donated to AEF. Thank you!


Bill Dyer
Babé Farms
Clare Einsmann
Cee Teixeira*
Danielle McShane
Dr. David Reyes
David J. Donlon Ranch*
Garth Moore
Saticoy Lemon Association*
Rossi Transport*

Elite Medical
Health Solutions Insurance Services
Innovative Produce
James Gumberg
Kenneth Ishizue
Les Graulich
Luis A. Scattini & Sons
Drollinger Family*
Aqua Ben Corporation*
Marlene McMillan

Melvin Brown
Nancy Barge
Pat Regan
Setton Farms
Soren McAdam
Umina Brothers
Goodrich Family*
Nichols Farms*
Tuff Boys
West Coast Lumber

*Donations were made to the William C. Goodrich Scholarship Fund