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Cultivating Future Agribusiness Leaders

The Agribusiness Education Foundation (AEF) is a nonprofit organization providing 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 in 2000, AEF has awarded over $1.5 million in scholarship support to nearly 1,000 deserving students. Previous scholarship winners have taken their place in management, government, market development and foreign trade.

Funding for AEF comes from 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.

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Our Programs

Scholarship Program

For 30 years, AEF has helped students pave their way to success. Application period is now open!

Vocational Scholarship Program

For member employees seeking agricultural-specific training at certified vocational schools, trade schools or other institutions. The application period has closed.

Emerging Leadership Academy

Promoting professional growth of the next generation of agribusiness leadership and ensuring a thriving Agriculture industry for generations to come. Currently postponed due to the pandemic. Stay tuned!

WomenAg Leadership Academy

A one-year leadership program focusing on the unique needs of women in agriculture. The application period has closed.

Scholarship Committee

Raul Solis, Chair
Curation Foods

Jack Boyd
Sapphire Ranch

Miguel Cea
Ag-Fume Svcs

Frank Chavez
El Majo/AgroCoco

Joe Fink

Carrie Jordan
Babe Farms

Linda Kennedy
Duncan Family Farms

Glenn Miller
Saticoy Lemon Assn

Jerry Pogorzelski