Giving to AAE
The Agricultural and Applied Economics Fund is comprised of contributions and bequests from interested alumni and friends including corporations and foundations. The purpose of the Fund is to aid the Department in its teaching, research and public service (outreach) roles. Click here to make a gift to the Agricultural and Applied Economics Fund.
Daniel and Joyce Bromley
The Daniel and Joyce Bromley Scholarship Fund recognizes emeritus professor Dan Bromley's rich tradition of scholarship by providing an annual gift of $1,000 to an AAE doctoral student engaged in dissertation research in any field of applied economics. Recipients of the prize will have an instantly recognizable badge of achievement in the pursuit of excellence in applied economics. Dan, Joyce and the department invite you to help build the endowment that will sustain this annual prize. Dan Bromley, a key figure in institutional economics, produced over a dozen books (including the 2014 departmental history, Wisconsin Becoming: The Careful Creation of Prosperity) and many articles in professional journals, and served two terms as department chair. Click here to make a gift to the Daniel and Joyce Bromley Scholarship Fund.
The Forrest Fund for Students will support professional travel, tutoring and research activities for our graduate students. For more than twenty years, AAE graduate students have been the beneficiaries of Barbara Forrest’s wisdom, advice, advocacy and support—as applicants, as students, and as newly minted degree-holders stepping back into the ‘real’ world. The fund is a fitting way to recognize Barbara, who will retire in spring of 2017. During her tenure, Barbara has worked with more than 200 graduate students. Visit the Forrest Fund Facebook page to learn more. Click here to make a gift to the Forrest Fund for Students.
Robert Miller MS ’59, PhD ‘67
The Henry C. Taylor Professorship was established in 2015 by a generous gift of $500,000 from alumnus Dr. Robert H. Miller of Alexandria, Virginia (MS '59, PhD '67). The gift honors Henry C. Taylor, who has been called "the father of agricultural economics." He was the first professor of agricultural economics in the United States, the author of the first American textbook on agricultural economics, and the founder and first Chief of the Bureau of Agricultural Economics in the U. S. Department of Agriculture. Taylor established the Department of Agricultural Economics in 1909.
Dr. Miller graduated with honors in Agricultural Education at UW-Madison. He later entered what was then called the Agricultural Economics Department for both his Master's and doctorate degrees. Dr. Miller's research led to a 33-year career at the USDA in Washington, D.C.
The value of Dr. Miller’s gift was doubled with the aid of a "Morgridge Match" from UW alumni John and Tashia Morgridge. This is the first gift to Agricultural & Applied Economics to endow a named professorship. Click here to make a gift to the H.C. Taylor Professorship Fund.